London Labour region interim director chosen

London Labour region interim director chosen

The regional director of Labour South East, Amy Fode, is to join the London region as its interim director, On London understands.

Fode will take up the role vacated by Hazel Flynn at the end of last week in what will be seen as a further sign of changes taking place across the Labour Party under new leader Keir Starmer.

A member of Labour’s Progress grouping, Fode’s Linked In profile lists seven years experience as a Labour organiser, a month in 2008 as an intern with Sadiq Khan when he was an MP and being a constituency organiser with Mitcham & Morden Constituency Labour Party. This was followed by roles with the London region before becoming South East director in April 2017.

Fode secured a degree in politics and international relations from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2007 and worked as a Lambeth & Southwark London Assembly constituency campaigns intern in 2008. Her profile also says she worked as a sales assistant and weekend supervisor for H&M before and during her student years.

Her appointment is already being welcomed in Labour circles anxious to move on from the era of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

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