An ad has just gone up on the Labour Party website for a new Regional Director for the West Midlands – the position had been vacant for some time after the incumbent went on long-term absence.
The region has been in the grip of controversy in recent months after allegations of anti-democratic practice and sexual harassment in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell, with many complainants, alleging that regional office staff had been protecting accused officials close to key figures in right-wing Labour.
The West Midlands has long been the stony heart of right-wing Labour. Whoever eventually takes on the role will need skill and firm resolve to bring the region into line with the wishes of most members, but will have the full support of Labour’s new general secretary and the party leadership.
A number of strong candidates are understood to have already expressed an interest.
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