Right-winger Nick Crofts sends email supporting Momentum-backed Angela Coleman
A Blairite councillor’s email endorsing a Momentum-backed candidate has led to a local backlash in the contest to be Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the Liverpool West Derby seat from which Stephen Twigg will step down at the next election.
Nick Crofts – whose supporters on the Labour right published a protest letter when he was not longlisted for the seat – has sent an email to West Derby members urging them to vote for Angela Coleman. The email describes the decision not to longlist Crofts as ‘unjust’, but says of Coleman that:
She is a unifier, and will continue the West Derby way of doing things
Angela Coleman is backed by national Momentum, while Corbyn-supporting local members voted to support Ian Byrne at a recent meeting.
There has been a considerable reaction on social media among local Labour members to the endorsement because of Croft’s right-wing track record.
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