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.
Democracy is troubling the heartland of the right.
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