Tag Archives: City and East

East Ham gets the go-ahead

14 Jun

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East Ham chair Tahir Mirza and secretary Syed Taqi Shah with Peterborough candidate Lisa Forbes

After several years in the doldrums East Ham CLP finally got itself back on its feet earlier this year. Branch AGMs were held, general committee (GC) delegates elected and a CLP meeting elected a new slate of officers in February.

Since when nothing much has happened. There hasn’t been a GC meeting and members have been left wondering what’s going on.

But there is good news – the investigation by London regional office to ensure all the elected GC delegates were legitimate has been completed. It was delayed for several months by staff being deployed to the local elections, the European elections and then the Peterborough by-election, but an approved list of delegates has now been sent to the East Ham secretary. So the CLP can get on and hold meetings.

The first will be a special trigger ballot meeting on City and East London Assembly member Unmesh Desai next Thursday (20 June).

East Ham’s trigger meeting is the last in City and East. So far Unmesh Desai has won five and lost one, in West Ham. This means he has already passed the threshold to be automatically re-selected as the Labour candidate in 2020. 

The ‘regular’ GC will follow on, including an election for party conference delegates. Nominations have to be submitted by 5pm on the day and, given that most branches won’t meet before the GC, it’s hard to see how they can put forward valid nominations.

No doubt London region will be keeping an eye on things.

London elects – your candidates

1 Apr

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The Mayor of London and the London Assembly Member candidates have been officially announced.

Mayor of London

  • BERRY, Sian Rebecca – Green Party
  • FURNESS, David – British National Party
  • GALLOWAY, George – Respect (George Galloway)
  • GOLDING, Paul – Britain First – Putting British people first
  • GOLDSMITH, Zac – The Conservative Party Candidate
  • HARRIS, Lee Eli – Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol
  • KHAN, Sadiq Aman – Labour Party
  • LOVE, Ankit – One Love Party
  • PIDGEON, Caroline Valerie – London Liberal Democrats
  • WALKER, Sophie – Women’s Equality Party
  • WHITTLE, Peter Robin – UK Independence Party (UKIP)
  • ZYLINSKI, Prince – Independent


City & East constituency

  • BAGSHAW, Elaine Sheila – London Liberal Democrats
  • CHAPMAN, Christopher James – The Conservative Party Candidate
  • COLLINSON, Rachel – Green Party
  • D’SOUZA, Aaron Anthony Jose Hasan – All People’s Party
  • DESAI, Unmesh – Labour Party
  • GICHINGA, Amina May Kay – Take Back the City
  • HARRIS, Peter James – UK Independence Party (UKIP)
  • MICKAIL, Rayne – Respect (George Galloway)


Londonwide Assembly members

  • Animal Welfare Party
  • Britain First – Putting British People First
  • British National Party
  • Caroline Pidgeon’s London Liberal Democrats
  • Christian People’s Alliance
  • Conservative Party
  • Green Party
  • Labour Party
  • Respect Party (George Galloway)
  • The House Party – Homes for Londoners
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP)
  • Women’s Equality Party

The candidates on each party list can be found on the London Elects website.