Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Success in Mile End & Globe Town

Many thanks to to party members in Mile End and Globe Town. I won another nomination and also narrowly lost out (by one vote!) to one from Weavers branch.

The selection process has been dealt a upset by the unexpected and sudden withdrawal today by one of the other favourites, Anwara Ali. Anwara told me that as a scientist she had worked out that she would lose, so there was no point in going on for this election. She is a talented and capable candidate and I wish her well for future campaigns.

As a long time observer of Tower Hamlets politics, the selection process seems to be progressing remarkably smoothly without any "big rows" (see picture of some of the 64 candidates and CLP officers). No doubt that once I post this, there will be the most enormous disagreement about something tomorrow!


Probashi said...

How does the process work? How many do you have to win to get the nomination?

Ayub Korom ALI said...

Each of the Bethnal Green & Bow (BG&B) Labour Party (nine) branches can nominate 3 candidates. The other BG&B Party affiliates (e.g. my trade union UNISON) can also nominate.

Then, all the nominated candidates will be interviewed by the BG&B General Committee (GC) and a short list of 6 will be selected.

There will then be a hustings (I think it is the 28 April 2007) and the candidate elected by a secret ballot of all eligible BG&B Party members.

You only need one nomination to be considered for short listing, but the more nominations the better!

I hope this is helpful?