Enfield North MP Joan Ryan spent this evening ‘squirming’ – the word of members present – as she tries to fight off a no-confidence motion by local members after a failed attempt by her supporters to rule it out of order. The debate has been intense, with one Israeli woman said to have ‘taken apart’ the MP and told her ‘this is not about antisemitism, it’s about Corbyn’.
In breaking news, she has failed to fighting it off by 95 votes to 92, with 4 spoiled.
The result is a huge blow and shows the level of anger her comments and behaviour have caused among the people she will have to persuade to retain her at the next general election.
Ms Ryan is closely allied to Enfield council leader Nes Caliskan, who with some of her supporters is the subject of an investigation by the party after allegations by a broad coalition of left, centre and right-wing Labour members regarding anti-democratic and discriminatory practices and intimidation.
More news to follow.
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