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7/7 terror attacks hero to fight Cannock Chase seat for Labour

He will take on Conservative Amanda Milling in June’s poll in the Staffordshire seat.

Tube bombing hero Paul Dadge has been selected to fight the Cannock Chase seat for Labour at the General Election.

Mr Dadge, now 40, was thrust into the spotlight following the 7/7 bombings in London after being captured helping “the woman in the mask”.

The powerful image of the former firefighter coming to the aid of then 29-year-old Davinia Turrell was widely broadcast following the 2005 attacks in which 56 people died, including the four attackers.

He has now been selected as the Labour candidate to take on Conservative Amanda Milling in June’s poll in the Staffordshire seat, hoping to overturn her majority of nearly 5,000 at the last election.

Labour’s National Executive Committee will meet to endorse the decision on Wednesday.

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