Labour Party/Future Candidates Programme/2021 to 2022
| Labour Party/Future Candidates Programme/2021 to 2022|
|Membership||• Ella Rose|
• Emma Whysall
• Natasa Pantelic
• Ashley Dalton
• Jasmin Beckett
• Shama Tatler
• Abdi Duale
• Samara Barnes
• Ajay Maru
• Nadir Mohammad
• Ryan Wain
• David Taylor
• Adam Thompson
• Vince Barry-Stanners
• Josh Tapper
• Joanne Harding
• Keir Mather
• Matt Ward
• Graham Whitham
• David Morgan
• Fatima Kamara
• Kate Taylor
|List of people longlisted for Labour candidacy for public office in 2021 and 2022. Described as Keir Starmer’s Patsy Pipeline.|
On 14 October 2021, the Labour Party revealed the results of its ‘future candidates programme’ in emails issuing acceptances and rejections to thousands of politicians and activists who applied to be shortlisted as Labour candidates for wanting to stand at elections for local and national offices.
There were 360 places available; for Parliamentary seats, in Westminster, Cardiff Bay and Holyrood. Also there are spaces for future candidates in elections for Councillors, Mayors and Police Commissioners. Applications opened in July 2021 and closed 13 August 2021. The training will run October 2021 – December 2021 and January 2022 – July 2022.
The selection programme is believed by the Labour Left to be an elitist stitch-up, which is overseen by right-wingers such as Luke Akehurst. The Times reported that Morgan McSweeney was in charge of the process. The Morning Star reported that "non-party members were being selected.
The full list is not public record, but Ducksoap on Wordpress listed the most interesting ones.
People of note
The candidates broadly range from Social Justice Warriors on Twitter, to people with links to certain influential organisations. They all have loyalty to Keir Starmer and dislike of Jeremy Corbyn in common. The Times reported that non-party members were being prioritised. The programme is similar to David Cameron's A-list, which was used for the 2010 election.
- Ella Rose, current director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, formerly of the Israeli Embassy in London
- Ryan Wain, Political Director of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Samara Barnes, Rossendale councillor associated with 50:50 Parliament. She supports deplatforming and expanding hate crime legislation
- Ajay Maru, former Mayor of Harrow
- Nadir Mohammad, Director of the Centre For Muslim Policy Research
- David Taylor, former aide of Gordon Brown
- Phil Brickell, associate of Luke Akehurst
- Adam Thompson, from the Labour & Co-op Party and Scientists for Labour
- Vince Barry-Stanners, from Unison
- Josh Tapper, formerly of the reality tv programme Gogglebox, then Downing Street under Theresa May, then onto Demos. In June 2021 he was “elected” as Communications Officer for the Hendon CLP after Labour had suspended sitting socialist members of the CLP.
- Joanne Harding, Trafford councillor, Corbyn critic
- Keir Mather, University of Oxford Labour
- Matt Ward, supporter of Owen Smith
- Graham Whitham, anti Brexit, blamed Brexit on Jeremy Corbyn
- Natasa Pantelic, Labour candidate in the 2021 Chesham and Amersham by-election in which the party got the lowest Labour by-election percentage in history.
- Jasmin Beckett, from Young Labour
- David Morgan, from Unison and the Brownhills CLP
- Fatima Kamara, an American author and healthcare executive
- Kate Taylor, a woman from Plymouth
- Kate Ewert, Cornwall councillor
- Brenda Dacres, Deputy Mayor of Lewisham
- Nadine Peatfield, Derby City Councillor
- Robert 'Rob' Zands, "Distance runner/Red Wine Expert/Lead Guitarist/Politics Dude/Law Guy/Viral Superstar" based in Cheshire
- Sian Alexander, a woman from East Yorkshire
- Norma Davies, Former Mayor of Flint and current Chair of Delyn CLP
- Peter Babudu, Southwark councillor
- Alice Macdonald, Southwark councillor