Labour First reveal slate of candidates for London Assembly selection race

Sienna Rodgers

The Corbynsceptic group Labour First has released voting recommendations for the London Assembly selection contest, which saw ballots sent out to London Labour members today. Momentum unveiled its own slate last week. Ballots close at 12pm on Wednesday, February 19th.

London-wide list

Labour First recommends voting for Sem Moema and Marina Ahmad. Soft left candidate Tom Copley has withdrawn from the selection contest, while Murad Qureshi – chair of Stop the War Coalition – has not received either Labour First or Momentum backing.

Barnet and Camden

Labour First is supporting Sagal Abdi-Wali, Anne Clarke and Miriam Mirwitch. There is just one more candidate for this seat – Faduma Hassan, who has been endorsed by Momentum.

Bexley and Bromley

Labour First is backing Stefano Borella. Momentum has no recommendations for this constituency. The other candidate is Sunny Lambe.

Brent and Harrow

Labour First is supporting Krupesh Hirani. The only other candidate is Aghileh Djafari Marbini, who is backed by Momentum.

Croydon and Sutton

Labour First is recommending a vote for Rowenna Davis. Her rival, Patsy Cummings, is Momentum-endorsed.

Havering and Redbridge

Labour First is endorsing four out of five – Andrew Achilleos, Judith Garfield, Angelina Leatherbarrow and Vanisha Solanki, but not Momentum-backed Bob Littlewood.

Lambeth and Southwark

Labour First is giving specific voting recommendation for this seat: first preference to Marina Ahmad and second preference to Taranjit Chana. Momentum has endorsed Maurice Mcleod, which completes the shortlist of three.

North East

Again, Labour First has specific voting recommendations: first preference to Sem Moema and second preference to Sarah Hyde.

South West

Labour First recommends voting for either Candice Atterton or Sandra Keen – i.e. either of the two candidates. There is no Momentum endorsement for this seat.

West Central

Labour First is backing Rita Begum. The other candidate, Sophie Charman-Blower, is not backed by Momentum.

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