Alex Saliba submits his nomination
The Labour Party’s former youth wing president Alex Saliba has officially confirmed he will contest next year’s European Parliament elections.
Saliba, 30, handed in his nomination today, with endorsements from Labour’s two deputy leaders Chris Cardona and Chris Fearne, as well as from Transport Minister Ian Borg.
Saliba, now a lawyer, is widely credited for having revamped the PL’s youth wing (FZL) into a social media savvy branch and for having mobilised several youths to vote for the Labour Party in the 2013 and 2017 elections
He is now head of the European Union secretariat within the office of Helena Dalli’s Ministry for European Affairs And Equality and a member of the PL’s national executive committee.
Saliba becomes the third person to officially confirm their intention to run for next year’s MEP election on the PL ticket, following incumbent Miriam Dalli and Cyrus Engerer.
Surveys currently show Labour could well win four seats at the European Parliament, up from the current three.