The ‘Forde Inquiry‘, into the leaked Labour report alleging racism, abuse, misdirection of funds, obstruction of complaint processes and undermining the party’s election campaigns by former senior party staff, is now calling for evidence.
Labour staff have been asked to make their submissions to the inquiry, but members can – and must – also do so, to ensure that the impact of the actions exposed by the report are on the record.
The terms of reference of the inquiry state that:
Labour members and activists should contribute whatever evidence or testimony they feel is appropriate, but the SKWAWKBOX recommends that particular emphasis should be given to:
- the impact of senior staff conduct on the results of campaigning efforts
- resources withheld or letters into HQ ignored
- treatment of/response to BAME members
- members suspended for years, while staff allegedly delayed cases for political ends
- deprivation of voting rights in leadership and other elections resulting from suspension
- ‘stitched up’ candidate selections
along with any other allegations made in the report.
Submissions must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday 24 July.
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