But Baroness Alicia Kennedy does not deny bid when approached
Right-wing Labour peer Alicia Kennedy – Tom Watson’s former MP’s office manager – is to make a bid to become the party’s new general secretary, following the decision ofJennie Formby to step down from the role.
Kennedy was embroiled in controversy last year when Watson’s former employee Sarah Goulbourne lodged a complaint against the Labour Party, after she had been dismissed, alleging racially-driven bullying and discrimination by Kennedy:
No conclusion of the case appears to be mentioned online, but when approached for comment by the SKWAWKBOX about the suitability of the rumoured application, a spokesperson for Ms Kennedy said that the case had been ‘resolved’:
The complaint was against the Labour Party not Baroness Kennedy, and has since been resolved. Baroness Kennedy completely refutes all allegations related to her, which were untrue and highly damaging.
Although the enquiry was specifically about Kennedy’s application for the general secretary spot, the spokesperson did not deny that Kennedy was going for the role, which appears to confirm her intention.
Kennedy is a former Labour chief of staff and deputy general secretary. Her husband Roy is also a peer on the Labour right.
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