East End Labour councillors backing Oona's bid

MOST of the Labour councillors backing Oona King in the race for Labour's nomination for Mayor of London are from Tower Hamlets. Of the 19 London Labour councillors who backed Ms King – who lives in Mile End – 13 were from the borough, including council

MOST of the Labour councillors backing Oona King in the race for Labour's nomination for Mayor of London are from Tower Hamlets.

Of the 19 London Labour councillors who backed Ms King - who lives in Mile End - 13 were from the borough, including council leader Helal Abbas.

And she will be sure of their support as she goes head-to-head with Ken Livingstone to secure the nomination during voting this September.

Ms King, the former MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, is currently head of diversity at Channel 4.

Her campaign is being run by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick.