MP had claimed no selections would take place for ‘at least 9 months’
Ilford North MP Wes Streeting claimed in an email to London Labour MPs last month that the party would not select candidates to replace TIG (now in Chukka Umunna’s case LibDem) ‘quitter’ MPs in the capital – Enfield North, Streatham and Ilford South – “for at least nine months”.
The SKWAWKBOX has confirmed that votes to appoint ‘selection panels’ will take place next week, with selection of new ‘PPCs’ (prospective parliamentary candidates) to be completed next month.
A senior London source told the SKWAWKBOX that Streeting had ‘misunderstood’ what he had been told.
A timetable for trigger ballots in all London constituencies with an incumbent Labour MP is also in late stages of preparation.
Controversy among Muslim members over the timing of the process will be covered in a separate article tomorrow.
Wes Streeting had better get ready – but Labour members who want to change who represents them need to prepare and organise too, without delay.
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