MP has provoked anger with stance over LGBT-inclusive education
The first branch to vote on whether to hold a contest to replace Birmingham Hall Green MP Roger Godsiff has voted by 94% to 6% to hold a full selection contest. There were reports of long queues of members waiting to get into the meeting to have their say.
84 Moseley and Kings Heath branch members voted for the selection against 6 voting to automatically keep Godsiff. The CLP has only four branches, so one more opting for a contest will be enough to trigger one under Labour’s rules requiring one in three branches to support it.
Godsiff recently provoked a storm for comments in support of parents protesting against LGBT-inclusive education. He declined to apologise and claimed he was the victim of a witch-hunt.
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