Former leader of Brent Council barred from contesting her seat next year

Councillor Ann John OBE has been deselected

Councillor Ann John OBE has been deselected - Credit: Archant

Cllr Ann John OBE has been deselected as a candidate for the Stonebridge ward

Cllr Colum Moloney

Cllr Colum Moloney - Credit: Archant

The former leader of Brent Council has been barred from standing as a councillor in her ward in the next election, the Times can reveal.

Cllr Ann John OBE was deselected during a process to pick three Labour candidates to run for the Stonebridge ward in the council elections next year.

Last year she was ousted from her post as the leader of The Brent Labour Party and Brent Council by her deputy Cllr Muhammed Butt.

Cllr Colum Moloney, who is also a current Stonebridge councillor, was also deselected during the process which took place yesterday evening.

Prospective candidate are picked by Labour Party members who live in the relevant ward.

Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala, the third councillor in the ward, is able to stand next year.