A vice-chair of the Jewish Labour Movement will be the party’s candidate for Hendon.
Mike Katz, who stood as a London-wide candidate at the last London Assembly elections, served as a councillor in Kilburn from 2010-14.
His platform will include opposing a “far right” Brexit in a seat currently served by Tory Matthew Offord, the incumbent MP, who backed Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Katz, who won a standing ovation for a speech on tackling anti-Semitism in Labour at the last party conference, said it was a “huge honour” to be selected to fight the seat on which his “It’s a huge honour to be selected to fight the seat in which his mum grew up.
The candidate, who works in public policy and communications, said: “To Jews who are Labour-leaning, but are struggling with the idea of voting Labour now, I say that we don’t solve this problem by running – in the words we said at Cable Street: we stay, we stand, we fight. I’m determined to win this fight, and I’ll be even better placed to do that as a Labour MP.”
Offord, who won a second term at the last election, will be defending a majority of over 3,700.
Honoured to have been selected for Labour in #Hendon. Residents deserve an MP who'll fight for local services & against a hard-right Brexit.
— Mike Katz (@mikekatz) May 1, 2017