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Labour has confirmed the go-ahead for its candidate choice course of in Jeremy Corbyn’s North London seat, hammering the ultimate nail into the coffin for his hopes of standing as a Labour MP.

In an announcement to potential Labour candidates at the moment, the celebration confirmed they’re in search of a candidate for the Islington North constituency,

Applications will shut in simply 5 days, on May 20; adopted by a shortlist announcement on May 23; and an internet husting on the May 29.

The consequence will then be introduced on June 1, at which level Mr Corbyn will uncover who his election opponent is, ought to he select to face as an impartial.

In March final 12 months Labour’s NEC handed a movement to dam Mr Corbyn standing as a Labour candidate by 22 votes to 12.

The movement said that Labour’s possibilities on the election can be “significantly diminished should Mr Corbyn be endorsed”.

It argued that the “Labour Party’s interests, and its political interests at the next general election, are not well served by Mr Corbyn running as a Labour Party candidate”.

In response Mr Corbyn mentioned that the blocking of his candidacy was a “shameful attack on party democracy, party membership and natural justice”.

He accused Sir Keir Starmer of getting “launched an assault on the rights of his own Labour Party members”.

“I will not be intimidated into silence. I have spent my life fighting for a fairer society on behalf of the people of Islington North, and I have no intention of stopping now.”

One potential candidate for Mr Corbyn’s seat has already confirmed that he will probably be placing his identify forwards.

Transport skilled and author Christian Wolmar has mentioned he’ll stand within the seat, after beforehand preventing the 2016 Richmond Park by-election.

It’s been speculated that Mr Corbyn will stand as an impartial candidate in his constituency, having represented the ultra-safe Labour seat since 1983.

He has promised to “continue” to serve his constituents, in a refined trace about his future plans.

The Sunday Times has additionally reported that an activist in Mr Corbyn’s seat has inquired with a printing agency about the price of having election leaflets made.

However a spokesman for the previous Labour chief denied sanctioning the emails.