Labour begins candidate selection for Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat

Ex-leader who still does not have party whip will not be on shortlist and is likely to run as an independent

Labour has kicked off candidate selection to run in Jeremy Corbyn’s seat of Islington North, with the contender for the seat expected to be confirmed by 1 June.

Corbyn, who is still suspended for comments he made in the aftermath of the equalities watchdog report into antisemitism in Labour, has been barred from standing again for the party. He won the seat with a majority of more than 26,000 in 2019.

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