The SKWAWKBOX covered earlier today the fact that Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) is not currently looking to make the position of General Secretary – the highest staff position – an elected one as had been rumoured, along with the comments by a senior Labour insider on the situation of the incumbent, Iain McNicol.
Various CLPs (constituency Labour parties) have passed motions of no confident and other resolutions of censure on Mr McNicol and the East Sussex CLP of Bexhill and Battle has now joined them with the following, which was passed last week.
The current general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol has allegedly brought the Labour Party into disrepute on numerous occasions.
The most recent being in relation to the allegations that he is disingenuously attempting to impose a particular voting system on the young labour conference.
This follows suspicion that the official Labour party general election campaign was poorly run with resources wilfully misdirected.
That rules were broken at the 2016 conference that led to two additional seats being guaranteed on the NEC
Suspending thousands of Labour Party members on spurious charges. Many who remain in suspension. Even worse there are those who have been expelled without due process, the right of representation or without the right of appeal. This is unacceptable.
If these repeated concerns are based on substance the General Secretary should be held ultimately responsible for these actions. We call on the NEC to suspend Iain McNicol while a thorough disciplinary investigation is carry out into these allegations.
The pressure on McNicol is building ahead of the party’s annual Conference, which starts next weekend. With the NEC meeting on Tuesday, he may be in for a trying week.
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