"...whose sitting Member is Ed Milliband." I take it that he'll not be on a Labour ticket then!
It's also my parliamentary area. He won't stand a chance. We're still electing Labour MPs on the grounds that we were once a major mining and heavy industry manufacturing area. People still vote Labour here because their parents did, and their grandparents did, and their gt grandparents did, and their... you get the idea, I'm sure.
To be honest he would be a breath of fresh air, but I don't think that he'll have the X factor to sway the older age group voter that sees him as an in yer face annoyance from the telly Dave channel.