W Mids councillor caught supporting rival candidate tries to resign from Labour – but expelled first

Caroline White says she has resigned – but party already said she had ‘excluded herself’

The councillor caught on video and audio campaigning for a rival candidate – both exclusively revealed by the SKWAWKBOX – has been expelled from the party after failing to send in her resignation before the party terminated her membership.

Caroline White – who told the SKWAWKBOX “go f*ck yourself’ on an earlier occastion – told this blog today:

I have resigned. I have still received no formal notification from the Labour Party.

However, a Labour source had already told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) that Cllr White’s membership had been terminated as a result of her support for another candidate and that a letter had been sent to inform her. At the point where LDRS received this from the Labour Party, Cllr White told them that she intended to resign but had not yet done so.

Cllr White was captured in footage showing her carrying campaign boards for independent candidate David Hosell as he put up boards for his wife’s attempt to win re-election, also as an independent. She was also recorded speaking to a local resident, with Mr Hosell, on behalf of Mrs Hosell.

Labour’s rules mandate automatic expulsion for supporting a rival party or candidate.

Both the Hosells’ campaigns were unsuccessful, as last week’s local elections saw Labour win all contested seats in the borough.

Both Hosells were among a number of councillors deselected by the Labour Party before the election campaign. Deputy leader Tom Watson claimed that the deselections were unmerited, but Mr Hosell immediately gave cause to doubt this claim.

Local sources are expecting further councillor suspensions over the next week or so.

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  1. I don’t really care whether she resigned or was expelled I’m just glad to see the back of this foul mouthed individual.

  2. I’ve said in a previous comment that I left the Labour party, and one of the reasons for that was because I’m voting Green in the European Elections. I thought Corbyn was a leader, but what he’s shown to me over Brexit is he is totally ignoring the views of the majority of Labour members and voters and, this, a very poor leader, almost as bad as Theresa May!

      1. You can yawn, rob. But Joe’s comments reflect a crucial portion of the erstwhile Labour vote in my experience. As I’ve said – in this city, the LibDem+Green vote was half as much again as the Labour vote.

        And whilst Sqwawkbox tries to put a positive spin on that being a result of people staying at home, that degree of abstention is only a step away from putting a cross elsewhere.

        … and it’s pure daydreaming to suggest that Labour’s explicit ‘Leave’ position is putting off the minority of Labour ‘Leave’ voters.

  3. Excellent news and I am impressed by the speed, correct and just response of the NCC .Can this also now be applied to our MPs in the same measure who bring the party into disrepute , bad mouth it’s members and ( Jess Phillips ) tell other MPs to fuck off .
    Things are looking much better under Jenny and her leadership of the NEC.

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