Labour Battle For Newham Mayoralty Begins As Rokhsana Fiaz Vows To End Sir Robin Wales’ ‘One Party State’

But veteran leader defends record on jobs and homes

The UK’s longest serving mayor could see his post wiped out if he’s defeated in a fierce new Labour selection battle, his challenger has warned.

Rokhsana Fiaz promised a referendum on the directly-elected mayoral system in London’s Newham Council as she claimed incumbent Sir Robin Wales ran a “one-party state” that lacked accountability to the public.

In an interview with HuffPost UK, Fiaz also accused Wales of “dog whistle” tactics after...
source: The Huffington Post

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