* Update: Edmonton Labour in late February 2015 chose national executive committee member Kate Osamor as its parliamentary candidate.
PARLIAMENT MAY soon have a Turkish-speaking member, a Northeast London businessman who helps to organise the British Kebab Awards.
The prospect of a campaigner from a constituency that is said to be home to the largest number of Turkish-speakers in the UK is exciting them. Londra Gazete commented that Dogus’s attempt to win selection for a seat with a Labour majority of almost 10,000 had “electrified party activists and members of London’s Turkish-speaking communities”.
Dogus’s potential rivals have not all shown their hands. Yet another former Hackney councillor wants to be an MP – Luke Akehurst also has his eye on Edmonton. So does a failed candidate for the European Parliament, Ivana Bartoletti.
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* Main picture: somewhere in this view of Northeast London is Edmonton, or at least some of it.
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