Labour moved a step closer tonight to deciding who will be their candidate to challenge Lutfur Rahman as Mayor of Tower Hamlets in May next year.
I’m told by a couple of sources that a panel of eight members, including four from Tower Hamlets, have picked the following four to go to a vote of the local party on April 6:
- Cllr Rachael Saunders
- Cllr Helal Abbas
- Cllr Sirajul Islam
- London Assembly Member John Biggs
Among those kicked out at the interview stage are councillors David Edgar and Mizan Choudhury, ex-councillor Doros Ullah, and Sanu Miah.
I’m not sure yet who was on the selection panel (do let me know), but if I were David Edgar, I’d be feeling a little cheesed off right now.
It’s going to be an interesting contest. Wonder if there have been any complaints yet….