Another serving Labour councillor revealed supporting same anti-Labour candidate
A third councillor in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – for years the stronghold of the Labour right – has been found supporting candidates standing against Labour in the local elections earlier this month.
Councillor Julie Webb commented on Facebook encouraging independent candidates David and Shirley Hosell in their campaign against Labour:
The SKWAWKBOX spoke to Cllr Webb, who said that she had made the comments ‘in a fit of pique about the election‘ – and clarified that she was referring to the deselection of a number of councillors by the party. The Hosells had been among the deselected councillors – and promptly left the party to try to retain their seats as independents. They were unsuccessful.
Labour’s membership rules state that supporting a rival candidate is an automatic expulsion offence.
Cllr Caroline White has already been expelled after video and audio of her campaigning with David Hosell for his wife Shirley was unearthed by the SKWAWKBOX. Cllr Bill Cherrington faces potential expulsion after his support for David Hosell’s candidacy was revealed, also here on the SKWAWKBOX.
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