Labour today unveiled the “most diverse” slate of London Assembly candidates the party has put forward since devolution in 2000.
Serving and prospective Assembly Members joined Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone and Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman for the launch of a new campaign against changes to Safer Neighbourhood Teams which will see the number of sergeants cut from 630 to 330.
Livingstone is keen to make “police cuts” a major part of his campaign to unseat Boris Johnson in next year’s Mayoral contest.
City Hall has previously said the “redeployment” of officers will increase the number of police Londoners see on the street.
Ms Harman said Livingstone would be backed in his campaign by “one of the strongest and most diverse group of Labour candidates we have ever fielded in London” which includes “14 women and 10 Black and Ethnic Minority candidates”.
Harman said unlike Labour’s list of candidates, “Boris Johnson’s Conservative Assembly candidates are not representative of our diverse multicultural city.
“Despite half the London population being woman, not even one of the eight Conservative Assembly constituency candidates is a woman.”
Labours candidates in full:
Jennette Arnold AM (North East)
John Biggs AM (City and East)
Len Duvall AM (Greenwich and Lewisham)
Navin Shah AM (Brent and Harrow)
Val Shawcross AM (Lambeth and Southwark)
Joanne McCartney AM (Enfield and Haringey)
Lisa Homan (South West)
Josie Channer (Bexley and Bromley)
Leonie Cooper (Merton and Wandsworth)
Louisa Woodley (Croydon and Sutton)
Mandy Richards (Havering and Redbridge)
Andrew Dismore (Barnet and Camden)
Onkar Sahota (Ealing and Hillingdon)
Todd Foreman (West Central)
London Assembly list candidates:
Nicky Gavron AM
1. Nicky Gavron AM (List member)
2. Murad Qureshi AM (List member)
3. Fiona Twycross
4. Tom Copley
5. Florence Nosegbe
6. Unmesh Desai
7. Kirsten Hearn
8. Liquat Ali
9. Mabel McKeown
10. Kevin McGrath
11. Seema Malhotra