It seems that Birkenhead ex-Labour MP Frank Field’s commitment to the ‘sovereignty’ of constituents only goes so far. Surprising almost nobody, news has emerged that, following his resignation of the Labour whip last week, he will not call a by-election to offer local voters the chance to decide whether they want him as an independent MP – or to see him replaced by a Labour candidate.
It seems right-wing Labour MPs are full of… principle.
After his disgraceful comments about local members – which they hotly deny – his chances of being accepted back into the Labour fold are gone, but it seems Field doesn’t fancy his chances of re-election based on his own name and record rather than a Labour rosette.
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