The dust has barely settled on the decision of Labour conference delegates to approve a new, easier process for Labour members to have a selection process and elect a new parliamentary candidate – and already one of Labour’s most staunchly pro-Corbyn unions has moved to help members make use of the new rules.
The SKWAWKBOX has learned that Unite has already endorsed a popular would-be candidate for a selection battle to oust one of Labour’s least pleasant, most high-profile and most unpopular MPs at the next election.
The identity of the MP – and of the challenger – are known to this blog but cannot be released just yet. However, the move will encourage Labour members that the new threshold of 33% of branches – and the new, drastically-reduced quorum – are no barrier to members exercising the democratic power that the rule-change has put into their hands.
More are likely to follow in short order.
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