David Pinto-Duschinsky has won selection as PPC (prospective parliamentary candidate) for Hendon. Duschinsky won the nomination of his CLP’s seven branches and won the one-member-one-vote selection in the first round with eighty-nine votes.
Patrick Hunter came second with 49 votes and JLM vice-chair Mike Katz – Hendon’s candidate in last year’s general election – came in last with just 22.
Congratulations to Mr Pinto-Duschinsky – and commiserations to former councillor and JLM officer Adam Langleben. Langleben appears to have had difficulty processing the result, tweeting that Katz had come second – he later deleted the tweet:
David Pinto-Duschinsky’s clear win gives him a strong mandate to go and win the seat on behalf of his members. The dire result for Mike Katz in an area with a high Jewish population will be seen by many as an eloquent commentary on JLM and the behaviour of some of its representatives who, in the words of second-placed candidate Patrick Hunter,
act[ed] like the best way to campaign was to convince local voters that Labour is an antisemitic party.
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