The Labour Party has revealed their candidate in Waveney for the next general election.

Jess Asato has been selected as Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Waveney.

Ms Asato is now in the running to be the district's next MP, and she will be trying to overturn Peter Aldous' 18,002 majority from 2019.

Labour's newly-picked candidate was selected to stand as party members held a hustings on Friday night (February 24).

Ms Asato works in the voluntary sector, having previously been political advisor to Dame Tessa Jowell, and campaigned to win new rights for young carers in the Health and Care Bill.

She grew up partly in Cavenham, in Suffolk, before moving to Gorleston.

Ms Asato also worked in a coalition of campaigners to amend the Domestic Abuse Bill which resulted in children being listed in their own right as victims of domestic abuse.

Speaking after her selection, Ms Asato said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Waveney - it is a real honour.

"I'm passionate about fighting for the causes I believe in."

Admitting she would be "a fierce advocate for change at a local and national level," Ms Asato said: "We must fix our crumbling infrastructure, put Waveney at the heart of Labour's green industrial revolution, and tackle the cost of living crisis.

"People in Waveney need a local champion who will fight for change in Parliament.

"As our Labour candidate and MP, I promise to put the needs of our community first.

"I'd like to thank the Labour Party members in Waveney for their support and I can’t wait to show the people of Waveney our offer of a better future for everyone."