The shadow cabinet may be tearing their hair out over the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Labour leader, but the party’s London mayoral hopefuls are much more excited about the surge in support for the left-winger.
The reason for this excitement stems from the huge Corbyn-inspired influx of new Labour supporters in London since May. The surge has potentially massive implications, which could overturn what previously looked like an easy win for Tessa Jowell.
Chief among those seeking to benefit from the surge in Corbyn-supporters is Sadiq Khan. Khan’s backers claim their campaign is already feeling the benefit from the influx. Importantly, Khan has the key support of Corbyn-ally Ken Livingstone who has urged London Labour supporters to back a joint Corbyn-Khan ticket. There have been persistent rumours that the former mayor has been offered a job under a Khan mayoralty. Whatever the truth of this, the endorsement is an important one and Khan’s team were out in force handing outRead More »from Labour mayoral hopefuls fight to be Corbyn's London heir