Lewisham’s deputy mayor Janet Daby has been selected to stand for Labour in the Lewisham East by-election, after a chaos-strewn hustings and vote.
Ms Daby was supported by the right, but the fact that a candidate who voted for Corbyn in both leadership elections has won the selection is far from a disaster for the left and shows that the right in Lewisham East did not fancy its chances of pushing through a Blairite.
The SKWAWKBOX has received very positive comments about Ms Daby even from left-wing Lewisham members, who will now be looking forward to seeing her play an active role in supporting the leadership in Parliament, as Lewisham East is considered a safe Labour seat after Labour won it in 2017 with an increased 67% vote share.
Commiserations to Claudia Webbe and Sakina Sheikh, both of whom will no doubt make strong Labour MPs in the near future.
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