He’d be more use to Corbyn there than in the upper house
There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the former LAB Mayor of London, Ken Livingston, being made a peer and perhaps becoming his party’s leader in the Lords.
The story I’ve been getting this afternoon is that there’s another plan to enable Ken to return to Westminster. If the betting favourite, Sadiq Khan, does become London Mayor in May’s election then there’ll be a by-election in Tooting which would provide a good opportunity for Ken to become an MP again.
Corbyn, it is being said, is very keen to build up the number of supporters amongst LAB MPs in the Commons and the former Mayor could be more use to him there than in the Lords.