Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry (on Question Time a few weeks ago) considering standing as independent. On her Sky News show she described herself as essentially Conservative for people who can't bring themselves to vote for the party.
You may have missed that the safe seat selections are going to be fixed by a group dominated by senior union officials, not by the whole NEC.
Who is on this panel?
Selections where the sitting Labour MP is standing down will be selected by the NEC officers:
Jeremy Corbyn (Leader) Tom Watson (Deputy Leader) Glenis Willmott (Chair) Andy Kerr (Vice-Chair) CWU Diana Holland (Treasurer) Unite Jim Kennedy (Chair, Organisation Committee) Unite Mary Turner (NEC Co-Convenor of the JPC) GMB Ann Black (Chair of the Disputes Panel)
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