The current mayor has now (in the speeches of his supporters at selection meetings) "lost the confidence" of a majority of Newham Labour Party branches and members.
One of the wards voted against him 36 to 3 in favour of an open selection!
An overwhelming majority of Labour Party members have also voted for change. "The people have spoken".
The only way for the current Mayor to regain a mandate is by an open selection process.
I will publish the open letter to Sir Robin Wales sent today by declared Mayoral candidates, Cllr Kay Scoresby and Cllr John Whitworth next.