Liscard Labour branch in the Merseyside borough of Wirral has called an emergency meeting for next Tuesday after the Local Campaign Forum (LCF) – the Labour body with oversight of council candidate selections – identified a number of breaches of procedure by the campaign team of the sitting councillor.
The following email went out to all branch members:
In spite of the misleading impression given that the sitting councillor was the officially-endorsed candidate – and a tight 21-18 result in the vote in spite of the broken rules and procedures – Labour’s regional director decided that the multiple breaches did not have a ‘material impact’ on the result.
The Liscard branch ‘exec’ disagrees and has called a special meeting to take place on Tuesday evening next week to vote on a motion to re-run the selection.
Both the sitting councillor and Labour’s north-west regional director were contacted for comment. Neither responded.
If Labour’s regional bureaucracies will not support members in preventing such actions succeeding, then the national party must intervene
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