Hertsmere Labour has shortlisted candidates hopeful of standing as the candidate in the long-expected general election.
A surprisingly large number of Labour Party members were interested and the selection panel whittled the hopefuls down to three men and one woman.
Matt Turmaine is a project manager and Watford Borough Councillor; Adam Scott is a Labour Party policy offer and was an East of England candidate in May’s European elections and Jagat Chatrath is a retired civil servant and former election candidate in St Albans.
The only women on the shortlist is local teacher, Holly Kal-Weiss of nearby Chipping Barnet Labour, who is their Campaigns Officer.
A spokesperson for Hertsmere Labour said: “The level of interest and calibre of candidates shows that the Tories can no longer take people’s votes for granted around here. With Tory MP Oliver Dowden having been embroiled in the Elstree Studios expenses scandal his close association with the local Conservative councillors has undermined his own reputation.“
The election hustings take place on Sunday 27 October at Allum Manor House, Borehamwood at 12.00. All Labour Party members are entitled to attend, but voting is restricted to those who have been members for at least six months. All attending are asked to bring proof of identity and their membership cards.