Exclusive: Shortlist for Labour Candidate for Manchester Gorton

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WriteYou can exclusively reveal the shock all BAME shortlist (as originally predicted by WriteYou as attempt to stop Sam Wheeler) for Manchester Gorton that will go into Wednesday's hustings is:

Afzal Khan MEP

Councillor Luthfur Rahman

Councillor Amina Lone

Councillor Yasmin Dar

Councillor Nasrin Ali

This show that's opponents of Jeremy Corbyn's preferred candidate, Sam Wheeler, have been successful in keeping him off the shortlist. There have been ferocious efforts to keep him off. He was only on the long list as a result of lobbying from Unite.

A Labour source tells me, "There were huge efforts over the weekend to keep Sam Wheeler off the shortlist led by many Labour MPs". 

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