Wednesday 29 April 2015 6.16pm
Theory: it would appear, by taking note of the fact that Mr Coyle stood as a candidate for Newington in 2014, when he had already been selected as MP candidate in 2013 (almost one year earlier), that he was playing it safe:
If he decided not to stand as a Southwark Council
lor, and then failed to win at the subsequent General Election he would find himself reduced to being a Labour activist with no mandate.
It is for the electors to decide if this strategy was right or wrong.
Hopefully the questions for Mr Coyle that James has prepared incorporate elements of this theory.