A source close to the constituency party said: “In 2005, Harry Cohen’s majority dropped from 14,000 to 7,000.Oh, dear. But never fear, Harry's (possibly) here after all:
“That majority is going down to zero. The party is unpopular nationally and locally.”
It has been reported that Jack Dromey, husband of deputy leader Harriet Harman, could be ‘parachuted in’ but it is now rumoured incumbent Harry Cohen could take back his resignation.It seems that this is another potential catastrophe of Labour's own making, too:
Mr Cohen was to step down at the next election following the scandal over MPs’ expenses but could now do a U-turn to keep the seat safe, the insider said.
A representative of the London party was invited to a special meeting in the constituency last night to clarify issues surrounding the process but failed to attend.Oops! Perhaps he didn't want to risk a big sloppy wet one from Harry?