Fifty shades

14 Jul


Labour party members across east London received an email from Newham councillor Unmesh Desai over the weekend. He wants to be the party’s candidate for the London Assembly seat of City & East in next year’s election. The incumbent, John Biggs, now has more pressing business as mayor of Tower Hamlets so Desai hopes to realise a long-held ambition:

I am Unmesh Desai, I want to be your candidate for City and East London next May because I want to bring City Hall closer to our communities.  I want to see more important decisions made locally.

I have a solid track record of three decades of community campaigning across East London as an activist, trade unionist and a councillor. 
I am delighted to have received key endorsements from my local MPs Stephen Timms and Lyn Brown, Newham’s Mayor Sir Robin Wales and our MEP Claude Moraes. 50 Newham councillors are backing me, as are councillors, activists and campaigners from every parliamentary constituency, as well as the GMB.

I have the passion, commitment and determination to ensure our voice is heard loud and clear at City Hall.

Nominations close on 31st July and your constituency will meet before then to decide who to nominate. If you want to find out more about me and my campaign, please do get in touch.

Alternatively they could look at his campaign website,

You can see more about my experience here: INSERT LINK.


Something else that’s missing is a list of the “50 Newham councillors” he claims are backing him. 

I’d back myself to name ten councillors who wouldn’t support Desai if he was running for town dog catcher, so the idea that he has the active support of every one of the rest is hard to believe.

But of course he could prove me wrong by publishing the names. Go on, Unmesh: INSERT LIST.

3 Responses to “Fifty shades”

  1. d July 14, 2015 at 19:02 #

    Wales supporting Desi, does Desi know about his thuggish behavior?.

  2. Nick Foster July 14, 2015 at 23:38 #

    Unmesh Agent Councillor Ken Clark was involve in incident where he use very abusive language against Councillor Ahmed Noor.
    Front of other councillors, public and guests from Tower Hamlets. He bring Labour Party and council position in worst situation ever.
    Let see what Robin reaction will be. Ken clark should be sack from labour party

    • terry ball July 24, 2015 at 05:49 #

      desi got the vote for westham not surprised he has done a lot of work in the past which makes him a good candidate for the job in city hall found him to be fair to all ,good speaker but does let his ward mates use him for their own ends and he puts up with it ,whether that is a sign of weakness I don’t know .as for mr clark he sounds like a man who should know better than to swear or cuss in public ,however I have been guilty of the same in the past it just comes out and nothing is going to stop it some folk just do things to enrage others to this end .calling for sacking of clark is from someone who advocates noor and his wrong doings regarding flaunting position of trust as a councillor ,will they sack noor ?or will noor get his suspension lifted and given baikies housing portfolio watch this space ,sounds like an episode of eastenders .

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