Labour’s Lewisham East nomination: Claudia Webbe is early favourite as she ramps up support


by Tasha Turner || E-Editions

The talk of the world of politics this week has been Labour’s upcoming showdown for the Lewisham East nomination which will see four candidates go head to head.

Saturday’s showdown will see an all-women, all-BME shortlist including Islington councillor Claudia Webbe joined by Lewisham councillors Sakina Sheikh and Brenda Dacres, as well as local deputy mayor Janet Daby fight to clinch the nomination.

Jeremy Corbyn ally Webbe has already emerged a favourite ramping up support on Twitter.

The former Operation Trident supremo secured backing from Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott who called her an “incredible asset” whilst London’s Labour MEP Claude Moraes called Webbe an “outstanding Labour candidate“.

Webbe has earned numerous backers with stars from the world of Showbiz, community leaders and locals formally backing her on social media, but on Saturday she will have to fight off the competition.

Reports suggest Momentum’s national coordinating group are backing Lewisham councillor Sakina Sheikh.