Can­di­dates re­vealed

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEE HARPIN AND LIANNE KOLIRIN

Wes Street­ing (Lab) Cather­ine West

LABOUR IN­TENDS to se­lect a Jewish can­di­date in the coun­try’s sec­ond-most Jewish con­stituency in a bid to “soften the Cor­byn ef­fect” for vot­ers.

Mike Katz, na­tional vice-chair of the Jewish Labour Move­ment, and Adam Lan­gleben, a JLM mem­ber and lo­cal coun­cil­lor, are both in con­tention for the Labour nom­i­na­tion in Hen­don. A re­sult is ex­pected to be an­nounced on Tues­day.

The seat is cur­rently held by Tory Matthew Of­ford. Alas­dair Hill will be the Lib­eral Demo­crat can­di­date, and Ben Sa­muel is stand­ing for the Green Party. Both men con­tested the con­stituency in 2015.

One se­nior Labour source ad­mit­ted: “To have a Jewish Labour can­di­date in Hen­don is the least we can do to soften the Cor­byn ef­fect amongst Jewish vot­ers. The party is fac­ing wipe-out in con­stituen­cies with size­able num­bers of Jews.”

In neigh­bour­ing Finch­ley and Gold­ers Green, Tory Mike Freer will at­tempt to re­tain the seat against Adele Ward for the Greens, and the Lib Dems’ Jonathan Davies, a prom­i­nent mem­ber of Gold­ers Green Sy­n­a­gogue. Ali­son Moore, vet­eran Bar­net coun­cil­lor, is favourite to stand for Labour.

Run­ning against Labour’s Tulip Sid­diq in Hamp­stead and Kil­burn are Lib Dem Kirsty Al­lan and Claire-Louise Lay­land for the Con­ser­va­tives.

In Har­row West, rep­re­sented by Labour’s Gareth Thomas since 2010, Han­nah David is favourite to mount the Tory chal­lenge, while coun­cil­lor Chris Noyce is stand­ing for the Lib Dems.

Bob Black­man, is stand­ing again for the Tories in Har­row East, where Adam Bernard will be the Lib Dem can­di­date. Labour are ex­pected to name coun­cil­lor Ki­ran Ram­chan­dani as their can­di­date.

Tory Theresa Vil­liers faces a chal­lenge from Mar­isha Ray of the Lib Dems and the Greens’ Phil Fletcher in Chip­ping Bar­net.

Labour and Ukip will an­nounce their can­di­dates on Tues­day.

2 HEN­DON IL­FORD NORTH

Theresa Vil­liers

Gra­ham Stringer

David Lammy

Kirsten Oswald

Ivan Lewis

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