Janis Sharp, the mother of Gary McKinnon has announced her candidacy in the forthcoming General Election.
She will be standing against the Jack Straw, the former Labour Home Secretary and current Minister of (in)Justice in the constituency of Blackburn, in Lancashire.
See Janis's Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/JanisSharp
Interestingly, Jack Straw is the only former Labour Home Secretary who has not had to deal with the Gary McKinnon extradition case, as he had been edged sideways by David Blunkett, by the time Gary was arrested in April 2002.
He was Foreign Secretary at the time of the UK Governments secret extradition treaty negotiations with the US Government which resulted in the Extradition Act 2003, which Gary McKinnon and other extradition cases to the USA have fallen foul of.
He is personally at least as much to blame for the ongoing legal travesty and betrayal of British sovereignty as any of his Labour Government colleagues.
Other high profile political dissidents and human rights campaigners such as the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, have stood against Jack Straw in previous General Elections.
Perhaps Craig can advise Janis on the sort of Labour party political trickery and postal ballot corruption which has tainted the elections in Blackburn in the past. e.g. Blackburn Council Jack Straw Electoral Corruption Starts Again
The fact that the Gary McKinnon extradition case has exceeded the lifetime of this current Parliament, is a scandal which belies any promises of swift or fair justice, made by this Labour government.
Janis Sharp has a General Election campaign website at: http://www.JanisSharp.com