|"Dear Member |
Following the count of votes submitted by branches and affiliates of West Ham CLP and East Ham CLP, it has been determined that a full selection will now take place to decide Labour’s candidate for directly-elected Mayor of Newham.
Further details of the procedure and application process will be announced as soon as possible.
Acting Regional Director
Greater London Labour Party"
All 20 Labour Party branches in Newham voted to trigger the current Mayor and hold an open selection of candidates for the election in May. 11 affiliates & forums also voted to trigger and only 4 in favour of status quo. A stunning result! Last time the total was 20-17 not to trigger. This previous selection was of course overturned due to legal action by Party members.
So let's have a good clean fight (no more dirty tricks please) and elect a candidate who will unite the Party in time for the local elections.