More than 20 Labour activists have applied to be the party’s candidate in the newly marginal seat of Cities and London and Westminster.
Trade unionists, former PPCs and a series of councillors have entered the race to for the Tory-held constituency.
It was long seen as a Conservative stronghold but Mark Field’s majority was cut from nearly 10,000 to just 3,148 at the last election.
Ibrahim Dogus, a key figure behind SME4Labour, was Labour’s candidate in the City in June but has not applied again.
Here are the Labour members who are thought to have entered the race:
Murad Qureshi – former London Assembly member who campaigned against public service cuts in the capital.
Barnaby Marder – a former music shop keeper who is backed by NEC rep Christine Shawcroft.
Bill Edwards – food industry expert and former parliamentary candidate in Braintree and Bury St Edmunds.
Cate Tuitt – lawyer and former Richmond Park PPC who also served as vice-chair of London Co-op Party.
Chris Clark – transport worker and TSSA rep who sits on the TUC’s south east executive committee.
Chris Lloyd – Greenwich councillor and former PPC in Brecon and Radnorshire.
Christian Durugo – Londoner who previously served as youth officer for Broxbourne constituency party.
Denise Scott-McDonald – Greenwich council cabinet member and former television producer.
Gordon Nardell – barrister, Unite member and former Southwark councillor.
James Beckles – Newham councillor and public sector worker.
Jason Pritchard – community organiser and City of London councillor.
Joshua Garfield – youth worker and campaigner against homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Khaled Moyeed – City of London solicitor and GMB member who was recently selected to replace a sitting Haringey councillor.
Nick Donovan – campaign director for City-based Global Witness and former military bomb disposal expert.
Rehana Ameer – City of London councillor, GMB member and owner of an IT and management consulting firm.
Rob Wakeley – civil servant and former South West Hertfordshire PPC.
Rohit Dasgupta – academic who stood in East Hampshire this year.
Sucharita Sethi – communications expert who runs a small business.
Vincent Lo – contested Uxbridge and South Ruislip against Boris Johnson this year.
Sam Stopp – Brent councillor and chair of Labour Campaign to End Homelessness.
Christian Wolmar – transport author and former Richmond Park PPC who has long backed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street.
Steven Saxby – vicar backed by Unite who spent part of his childhood in the constituency.