Quite a few posts around about BGB selection and shortlist like this here , this one that bigs me up and elsewhere this . Candidate Ayub from Newham has blogged it too – not to be confused with his namesake, this dishy fella – also one Ayub Ali. Anyway it’s all done and dusted: from a start point of 60-odd, the final three women are Rushanara Ali, Shiria Khatun and my (good) self. With one of the only 4 nominated female candidates pulling out the other week, all us remaining gals made the 3+3 shortlist. Contrary to popular rumour the ex-member turned Respect who’s also recieved attention from bloggers had none. The blokes are Lutfor Rahman, John Biggs and Helal Abbas. 5 out of 6 post-cull candidates are of Bangladeshi origin. Will be interesting to see what the result throws up. The big hustings is on 26th and then a polling day on Saturday 28th.