Croydon Central open primary: Katherine McGuirk

Unite union member Katherine McGuirk is a strong candidate with two decades of experience as a senior local councillor in Barnet, working as a researcher for Labour MPs in parliament and a “real life” extended career in retail at John Lewis.

However, with a strong preference among the Croydon Central Labour party members to choose a locally based candidate, and with no significant campaigning effort by “Red Kaff” McGuirk, it seems likely that this candidate, who came close to winning nomination for a parliamentary seat in Watford, will not be pursuing her parliamentary career from Croydon.


We put questions to all the candidates. Unfortunately, McGuirk opted not to respond.

For the profiles of the other candidates, and to cast your vote, click here

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