Labour MP Sam Tarry won’t be able to fight next election after being de-selected by local party | Politics News

Labor MP Sam Tarry was voted down by his local members – the first time one of the party’s MPs has been ousted in this way in more than 10 years.

The former shadow transport minister faced the ballot in his Ilford South constituency after local branches voted in favor of the re-selection process, losing 499 to 361 respectively.

It means he will not be able to contest a seat as a Labor candidate in the next general election, with local members choosing the leader of Redbridge Council, Jas Athwal, to replace him. so he.

Mr Athwal released a statement saying it was “a real honor” to be selected, adding: “Ilford is my home, it’s where I live, go to school and where my children all go to school. It’s the only place I’ve ever wanted to represent.

“Today means Ilford can focus on the future and ensure that Westminster delivers to Ilford, that Ilford receives the investment it needs and deserves.”

He also has the support of shadow health secretary Wes Streeting – the MP for the neighboring constituency, Ilford North – who called it “a resounding victory that reflects his lifelong commitment to district and his outstanding leadership of Redbridge Labor”.

He added: “His story is that of an Ilford – the boy who came from Punjab and built his education, successful businesses and a wonderful family here.”

Mr. Tarry appeared in the headlines during the summer after he fired from Labour’s front desk for giving televised interviews from a gallery during a railroad strike.

Leader Sir Keir Starmer has banned the shadow cabinet from taking part in strike action, but the party claims Mr Tarry has been disqualified for not completing interviews or policy positions with the team prior to airing instead of going on air. attend.

Mr. Tarry only won his seat in the 2019 general election. Mr. Athwal was due to run for the seat that year but he was suspended by the party for a serious charge – he was later made completely clear. .


News7F: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button