Breaking: Spellar’s Warley CLP switches to all-member

In another shock to the right-wing Labour heartland of the West Midlands, Warley CLP (constituency Labour party) has voted this evening by 176 votes to 114 to switch to an all-member meeting structure, under Labour rules introduced at last year’s annual conference in Liverpool.

Warley MP John Spellar is a founder of the right-wing Labour First movement and local members have long complained that he used the delegate meeting structure to maintain control of the CLP’s business, including sending delegates to the CLP from the Brandhall Labour Club he part-owns.

Spellar reportedly looked less than delighted.

On the same evening, as the SKWAWKBOX announced, Manchester Central CLP also voted to switch to all-member meetings.

SKWAWKBOX view:

Democracy is troubling the heartland of the right.

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8 responses to “Breaking: Spellar’s Warley CLP switches to all-member

  1. NOW Start the purge ?or we Will NOT survive
    lash back from the red torys and their foreign backers from the USA and the Israeli apartheid government.

  2. Just learned Chuka has chucked his lot in with the LibDems! He’ll destroy them!!

    • I feel sorry for all those voters who voted Labour and now got a Libdem.
      At the very least it should be that if an incumbent leaves the Party they represent, then they stand on their own 2 feet as an independent until the next election. If they join an new Party they should call a By-election and give the voters a honest choice.
      Just shows what a completely inadequate shit voting system we have , so much to change when we get into power !
      CHukker upper , a utterly dishonest politician .

  3. CLPs across the country will soon do likewise – this is the end for those who seek to control the party by undemocratic means

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