Seven names made it through for the final round of the selection in the Cities of London and Westminster.
Interviews were carried out this week for the Tory-held seat. Steven Saxby, a vicar backed by Unite, and Wolmar, who stood in the Richmond Park by-election last year, are perhaps the best-known names still in the contest.
The constituency 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.
The shortlist is as follows:
Chris Clark – transport worker and TSSA rep who won backing from the GMB.
Gordon Nardell – barrister, Unite member and former Southwark councillor nominated by the CLP’s West End branch.
Steven Saxby – vicar nominated by Unite, the Bakers’ Union and the women’s forum who received nominations from more than half the branches.
Sucharita Sethi – communications expert who runs a small business.
Christian Wolmar – transport author and former Richmond Park PPC who has long backed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street is backed by the Co-op.