Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Lawyer wins Labour candidacy for Finchley and Golders Green

    Labour's Finchley and Golders Green candidate Sarah Sackman
    Labour's Finchley and Golders Green candidate Sarah Sackman

    Lawyer Sarah Sackman will be the Labour candidate in the Finchley and Golders Green constituency at the 2015 general election.

    Ms Sackman was selected at a party meeting at Finchley Progressive Synagogue on Sunday.

    Among the candidates she beat was Alon Or-Bach, who could have become the first Israeli to be a British MP.

    Ms Sackman will challenge incumbent Tory MP Mike Freer, who won a 5,809 majority in 2010. The constituency has one of the highest proportions of Jewish residents in the country.

    Born in East Finchley, Ms Sackman’s maternal grandparents were from Spain and Gibraltar, where her grandfather served as a minister in the government.

    A member of the Jewish Labour Movement, she works in public, planning and environmental law at a London firm, and previously worked at Israel’s Supreme Court in Jerusalem.

    Ms Sackman said she was “proud” to have won a “fantastic selection” process and would fight for public services and the NHS.

UK News

2017: Chaos and confusion

Marcus Dysch

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017: Chaos and confusion
Comment

There are a number of tipping points for Israel

Emily Thornberry

Thursday, November 16, 2017

There are a number of tipping points for Israel
UK News

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson

Lee Harpin and Marcus Dysch

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson
UK News

Suspended Labour member had been arrested as 'terror suspect'

JC Reporter

Friday, December 1, 2017

Suspended Labour member had been arrested as 'terror suspect'
UK News

Hundreds of thousands view Holocaust denial talk

Rosa Doherty

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hundreds of thousands view Holocaust denial talk
UK News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
UK News

Labour accused of ignoring antisemitic posts

Daniel Sugarman

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Labour accused of ignoring antisemitic posts
UK News

Dublin to fly Palestinian flag

Ben Weich

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dublin to fly Palestinian flag
UK News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees