Amicus backs Streatham and Ealing Candidates
Last night I participated in a meeting of the London Region Political Committee of the Amicus section of Unite, which voted to give the union's backing (and any branch nominations where appropriate) to the following candidates in parliamentary selections:
Ealing Southall - Sonika Nirwal (Ealing Council Labour Group Leader)
Ealing C & Acton - Seema Malhotra (former GLA candidate and Fabians Chair)
Streatham - Steve Reed (Lambeth Council Leader)
The Streatham nomination in particular was hotly contested by a number of very strong candidates.
Union rules require all other members of the Amicus panel to now stand aside in those seats.
All 3 are excellent candidates and stand a very good chance of being selected.