Labour MP Spellar’s trans joke email to parliamentary colleagues

West Midlands Labour MP John Spellar is not noted for being afraid to cause offence, having freely admitted on live national TV that he considered the use of the word ‘Momentum member’ to be an insult and blocked conference delegates from his constituency party (CLP) because he ‘can’t have Momentum flooding conference’.

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John Spellar

Spellar’s abrasiveness also, according to his local members, allegedly extends to them and even to the executive committee members of his local CLP.

But a recent attempt at humour seems to have been a source of discomfort ofr at least some of those receiving an email apparently sent out by Spellar to an undisclosed recipient list that including MPs:

 

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The article linked refers to Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister Dawn Butler, who is said to have stated that Labour should think about allowing trans women onto all-women shortlists.

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Dawn Butler

Trans people suffer considerable discrimination and the article concerns a statement on the topic by a black, female Shadow Equalities Minister. Seemingly Mr Spellar considered it a humorous.

John Spellar has been contacted for comment but has so far failed to respond.

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5 responses to “Labour MP Spellar’s trans joke email to parliamentary colleagues

  1. Spellar is a whinger and nearly wet his pants when told Momentum are now part of Labour by Peter Hitchen. “He is a creep and a cretin of the worse kind.

  2. What an awful right wing bigot John Spellar is.

    This anti-member dinosaur has no place in a modern Labour Party.

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  4. In his book “Hammer of the Left”, John Golding makes clear his reservations about John Spellar.

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