Feltham and Heston – The Shortlist

25th November, 2011 4:59 pm

Less than 24 hours after the party stopped accepting CVs for the Feltham and Heston selection, the shortlist has been confirmed. The selection will take place on Sunday, and of course we’ll bring you the result of the selection as soon as we have it. The candidates (in alphabetical order) are:

Ranjit Dheer is a Labour councillor for Dormers Wells ward in Ealing, and is the Deputy Leader of the council. He’s responsible for policy on crime and disorder reduction, including anti-social behaviour, community safety, drugs action, hate crime and domestic violence.  He also works on community cohesion, equality and diversity, and refugees and asylum seekers.

Kamaljeet Jandu is the BAME Labour national chair, a Punjabi speaking Sikh and an economist. He’s currently a GMB National Officer for Equality but has also worked in the private sector for Ford. He lived in Heston between 1994 and 2003, and led a campaign to improve working conditions for Asian women cleaners at Heathrow.

Seema Malhotra grew up in Feltham, and went to school in Heston. She is co-founder and Director of the Fabian Womens Network and a former National Chair of the Fabian Society, as well as a former adviser to Harriet Harman during her stint as leader of the opposition last year.

Sophy Gardner is a former RAF Wing Commander, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was also in charge of RAF transport and refuelling assets during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Afghanistan operations 2001-2, for which she was awarded the MBE. She’s an advocate for the newly former Labour Friends of the Forces, and runs her own communications strategy consultancy.

  • http://twitter.com/doktorb Líam

    Well I think we can see the winner here. 

  • Itutton

    RAF being parachuted in…you couldn’t make it up…

    • Jeagraham

      haha

  • Anonymous

    Sophy Gardner looks to be a lock for the Labour nomination.

  • Daniel

    I dunno, no one has said anything about Kamaljeet Jandu. A union guy, who can certainly reach out to ethnic minorities.Malhotra seems like the NEC pushed candidate.

  • jwj

    I don’t think you should rule out kamaljeet jandhu. After the last election the tories made a real advance in terms of BAME members, and having someone as feisty and doughty as jandhu would definatley show that labour aren’t just taking these voters for granted. 

  • Daniel Speight

    I wonder if the local CLP had been given the right to pick its own candidates whether both the long list and the short list would be in any way similar. I guess we will never know, but it doesn’t say much for internal party democracy.

  • Howard

    That’s not a bad shortlist, really. And i suspect not far off what the CLP would have come up with by itself. Seema is a long-standing local activist in the area as well as her national level work for the party and stands a good chance.

  • Mike Homfray

    Not another bloody warmonger. Hope the locals have more sense and pick a local candidate.

  • Dave Wetzel

    Seema got it! Well done!

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