The SKWAWKBOX reported evidence on Friday proving that at least some of the emails Gerard Coyne’s campaign for the Unite leadership has been sending to non-Unite members are being sent to email addresses taken from the contact database generated by Owen Smith’s ill-timed and ill-fated challenge for the Labour leadership last year.
‘At least some’ is now the key phrase. This blog has received reports from various Labour members – who have never been in Unite, nor signed up for any emails from the union or from Gerard Coyne – advising that they also never signed up for any emails from the Smith campaign.
These reports are from members across a national spread of geographies, so not merely from the campaign of, say, Birmingham mayoral candidate Sion Simon, who has already been reported in the mainstream as having a ‘mutual support’ pact with Coyne but who would only have access to local member data.
This means that data has been leaked to the Coyne campaign from more than one Labour database, with national reach – exacerbating still further the evident DPA (Data Protection Act) breach committed by someone at the Labour Party and someone in Coyne’s campaign team.
Now, who would be sufficiently senior in Labour’s leadership and/or in Labour’s staff to have access to multiple, national contact databases – and would want to help Coyne’s campaign that clearly aims to damage Jeremy Corbyn?
Not that long a list.
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