Hampstead and Kilburn nominates Yvette Cooper

Yvette CooperTHINGS got tight last night when Labour members in the Hampstead and Kilburn branch met to nominate a candidate in the party’s leadership contest. In the end, Yvette Cooper was selected by a single vote from Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn, winning 36-35.

It meant for the second meeting of this kind, the membership is charting a different course from its new MP Tulip Siddiq. Last month, members nominated Tessa Jowell and David Lammy ahead of Tulip’s choice, Sadiq Khan, for the mayoral selection.

In the leadership stakes, Tulip is supporting Andy Burnham (although was one of the debate-broadening MPs who signed Corbyn’s papers). But at the all members’ meeting last night there was reportedly little enthusiasm for his offer. He was the first to drop out of the voting with some reports saying he only scratched together seven votes. Holborn and St Pancras members make their choice next week.




2 Comments on Hampstead and Kilburn nominates Yvette Cooper

  1. GERRY HARRISON // July 24, 2015 at 11:32 am //


    I wonder whether your readers know that back in 1993, I think it was, Yvette was interested in standing for Camden Council. She had recently returned from the USA and was living in Belsize Ward. I remember canvassing her. At one of the meetings for prospective councillors which were held at the Town Hall she sat on the benches alongside us.


  2. It's a long old night........ // July 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm //

    But what has Cooper contributed to the debate about the way forward for the Labour Party?

    The wait for some of us goes on and on and on……..

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