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Labour activists in Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency have furiously hit out on the celebration after it unveiled its common election candidate for the seat.

Sir Keir Starmer’s celebration has chosen Praful Nargund, a neighborhood councillor who runs a series of IVF clinics, to run towards the previous Labour chief in Islington North.

Mr Corbyn introduced his choice to face as an impartial after being blocked from standing for Labour.

In a press release, officers within the Islington North Constituency Labour Party (CLP) mentioned they found a unique candidate had been chosen by way of social media.

The assertion mentioned: “Islington North CLP members learned via a London Regional Labour Party post on X that the CLP’s parliamentary candidate had not been appointed.

“This decision was not communicated directly to CLP members and CLP officers.

“The CLP was not given the opportunity to meet the appointed candidate nor to understand what his policy positions are.

“This is the final stage in an egregiously undemocratic selection process.

“Once again, the national Labour Party has shown contempt for hardworking and dedicated members who campaigned relentlessly to re-elect the London Labour mayor Sadiq Khan.

“The Labour Party defines itself as a democratic socialist party. On this basis all members, including those in Islington North, have the right to genuine input into democratic decision-making, including the right to select their parliamentary candidate.

“In the case of the Islington North CLP selection process, the actions of the Labour Party have fallen far short of its stated democratic standards.”

Mr Corbyn, who has represented Islington North since 1983, has been sitting as an impartial MP since shedding the Labour whip in an antisemtism row in 2020.

He was expelled from the celebration final week after saying he was operating as an impartial within the upcoming common election.

The former Labour chief vowed to be “an impartial voice for equality, democracy and peace”.

His candidacy is a major headache for Sir Keir as he battles to win the keys to Downing Street.

Labour last Friday confirmed Mr Nargund as its candidate to stand in Islington North after a shortlist containing two names was announced on Wednesday.

Mr Nargund said: “It’s an honour to have been chosen as Labour’s candidate for Islington North and I stay up for the marketing campaign forward. I promise to be a very native MP, that represents all households and companies that decision this particular place their house.”