The next PLP Chair – who the candidates?

8th March, 2012 12:15 pm

As Tony Lloyd aims to be selected as a Labour Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, the Parliamentary Labour Party needs a new chair. Last night nominations closed, and the candidates are:

John Cryer

Dave Watts

We’ll be profiling both candidates ahead of the vote (of Labour MPs) which takes place on March 14th.


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  • Do candidates simply self-nominate themselves or do they need a required number of signatures to stand? If it’s the latter, it would be interesting to see who’s backing who

  • ThePurpleBooker

    I hope Dave Watts wins and becomes Chair.

  • AlanGiles

    I do know John Cryer was a very good constituency MP in a now defunct (amalgamated) constituency in the Havering area, and was very active in assisting constituents and highlighting concerns with the help of the local press.


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