Labour freezes selection process for council election candidates

THE snap general election called by Theresa May means we will have to wait a little longer to see who Labour will field at next year’s boroughwide Town Hall elections in battleground wards such as West Hampstead. Not just in Camden, the candidate selection process across London has been suspended as the party gears up for June 8. Council leader Sarah Hayward has emailed the Labour group with the details:

Hi All

Just to confirm that London region have today written to LCF chairs to suspend the selection process for the 2018 local elections in light of the proposed general election on 8th June.

London region will be in touch with LCF chairs after 8th June to restart. This will inevitably mean delays to the whole timetable.

I have no further news at this stage, but clearly we’ll need to be focusing our energies elsewhere.

Sarah

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