Former party director suspended over leaked report
Former party director Emilie Oldknow, who features prominently in the leaked Labour Party report, is among those suspended by the Labour Party – along with former campaigns head Patrick Heneghan – according to a report by Novara Media.
Oldknow was Keir Starmer’s original preferred pick for the general secretary role – from the day he won the leadership election – and this preference persisted for a considerable period even after the leak, according to party sources.
Oldknow was a director of the party close to former general secretary Iain McNicol. She resigned in March 2018 after the announcement of McNicol’s resignation. He also features prominently in the leaked report but has so far not been suspended.
As the SKWAWKBOX revealed on Friday, seven people have been suspended in connection with the leaked report and the ensuing investigation, after a long delay. The identities of the remaining five so far remain undisclosed.
Ms Oldknow has been contacted for comment.
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