Plea for Open Mayoral Selection by secretary of Newham Labour Party branch

In a strongly worded letter to the Newham Recorder today, long-standing Labour Party member and secretary of Stratford and New Town ward John Saunders, reminds the paper and its readers that the result of Newham’s Trigger Ballot still hasn’t been formally declared. With some votes still under investigation, he also makes a plea for Robin Wales to accept an open selection. Only on that basis, and if he wins, will he have the mandate of Labour Party members in Newham and the democratic legitimacy.