The Labour left won the top five executive posts at last week’s annual general meeting (AGM) of Warley constituency Labour party (CLP). Members report that Spellar was meeting members on their way in to plead with or admonish them to support his preferred candidates. The SKWAWKBOX is waiting for confirmation on the results on the more minor positions.
The losing candidates included Gurinder Singh Josan, who has stood on the slate of Spellar’s ‘Labour First’ pressure group in recent National Executive Committee elections.
Spellar, considered the ‘godfather of the Labour right’, is expected to face a trigger vote shortly after a string of delaying tactics by the CLP’s previous ‘exec’, although attempts are still being made to postpone the process – and has threatened to try to challenge the AGM results.
So far, the left has failed to mount a serious ‘trigger’ challenge to any of the West Midlands’ entrenched right-wing MPs. However, if members do successfully trigger the right’s ‘godfather’, it will be a seismic event.
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