Following on from Yvonne Ridley contesting the Rotherham by-election for Respect looks like the Labour Party has suddenly dropped plans to stand the crook MacShane's Muslim bagman as a candidate. Instead as you can see by this very short list they will come grovelling back to the white community again knowing that the Islamic block vote can no longer be relied upon.
The candidates for the Labour nomination are:
- Sarah Champion is the Chief Exec of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, a role she has held since 2008. Before that she was chief executive of the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester for 12 years.
- Sophy Gardner is a former RAF Wing Commander, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was also in charge of RAF transport and refuelling assets during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Afghanistan operations 2001-2, for which she was awarded the MBE. She’s an advocate for Labour Friends of the Forces, and runs her own communications strategy consultancy. Gardner was shortlisted for Feltham and Heston.