A LABOUR cabinet member who was ousted from re-selection for her current ward has now won the chance to win a seat for a different ward - but only just - in the latest drama of the headline-grabbing Labour selection process.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic was deselected to run as a candidate from the Baylis and Stoke ward in May's elections on Thursday after the second attempt.

The results of the first meeting, where Cllr Pantelic was also de-selected, were voided after regional director Malcolm Powers suspended the selection processes. He was called in after concerned Labour councillors complained of 'wrongdoing' in the voting process.

However, Cllr Pantelic, commissioner for education and children, won selection for the Chalvey ward on Wednesday night by just one vote, beating her nearest rival Sobia Hassain.

She said: "I want to thank all the people that voted for me but also all those Labour Party colleagues, friends and supporters that continue to stay with me and have been a strength to me during a difficult time.

Council leader Rob Anderson, who was de-selected to run in his Farnham ward on Saturday, will hope to follow suit, perhaps fighting for selection in Britwell.