A FOOTBALL team’s worth of Labour councillors in Camden will tomorrow declare their public support for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign. This follows Corbyn’s recent nomination by the Holborn and St Pancras branch, and near miss in Hampstead and Kilburn, where he was pipped to the endorsement by one vote by Yvette Cooper.
There is an apparent concern among JC’s followers, however, that the door-knocking activists think the council group is in some way completely detached from the feeling expressed at those nomination meetings. Its leader Sarah Hayward and finance chief Theo Blackwell are buoyant supporters of Liz Kendall for example. To make it clear that at least a quarter of Labour’s councillors do prefer Corbyn, they are ready to circulate a public declaration of support, urging others to get on board.
The current Camden Corbynites XI (4-3-3, most of the play down the left wing etc etc) includes one cabinet member and the deputy mayor. But will there be any more signings before the transfer window shuts?