THIS time tomorrow members of Camden’s Labour Party will be getting ready for a long annual general meeting in which they must choose their new leader – and therefore the new leader of Camden Council. I offer no prediction – it’s so hard to call. Only that it will probably go to a second round of voting due to the unpredictability of the vote and a run off between the top candidates. How votes are recast could be what decides who gets the big office.
Tulip Siddiq, as gossiped about on these pages, did declare as the third candidate over the weekend making it a choice between, all of whom have cabinet experience. Sarah Hayward triggered the contest, Theo Blackwell joined her calls for a fair debate and Tulip was the late entrant, no doubt telling her colleagues that she had to make her move after the London elections because she did not want anybody to be distracted from trying to get Ken Livingstone elected.
Will it be a personality contest or a choice over policies? Will Sarah be rewarded or punished for challenging Nash Ali, who then resigned? Will Theo finally make it to the top spot? Labour councillors it’s over to you.