A Birmingham Labour MP has been warned that her "days are numbered" by a city councillor who will be fighting for her seat at the next General Election.
Coun Deirdre Alden was speaking last night after she was voted in as the Conservative Party's parliamentary candidate for Edgbaston.
Coun Alden (Edgbaston) said the sitting Labour MP, Gisela Stuart, should be "worried" after she halved her majority at last year's General Election.
Party members backed Coun Alden in a secret ballot at a special Edgbaston Conservative Association meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce's local headquarters on Hagley Road.
At the last General Election, the Labour majority in the seat was cut from 4,698 t o 2,349.
Coun Alden said: "I am delighted the local party want me to stand again. I am totally committed to Edgbaston. I live here, and I represent one of the wards on the city council.
"At the last General Election the Conservative vote went up while the Labour MP's vote went down. I halved the Labour majority. Next time I will finish the job.
"Our Labour MP should be worried. Her days are numbered. She is part of a Labour Government which looks increasingly old and tired, which has run out of ideas, and is obsessed with gimmicks instead of seeking viable long-term solutions to people's problems.
"Edgbaston is the first seat in Birmingham to select its candidate for the next General Election, and is also one of the first in the country. This clearly shows how determined the party is - both nationally and locally - to win this seat back from Labour."