The Labour Party has begun welcoming the former ‘Independent Group’/’Change UK’ defectors back into the party, to take the example of the former ‘CUK’s national coordinator.
Dan Heley, who has written for the Murdoch press to attack Labour, has boasted on social media of rejoining the party:
Chapter 2 of Labour’s rulebook states that members who join or support a rival political party or group is ‘auto-excluded’ and prevented from rejoining for at least five years:
A member of the Party who joins and/ or supports a political organisation other than an official Labour group or other unit of the Party, or supports any candidate who stands against an official Labour candidate, or publicly declares their intent to stand against a Labour candidate, shall automatically be ineligible to be or remain a Party member, subject to the provisions of Chapter 6.I.2 below of the disciplinary rules.
The Labour Party was contacted for comment but had not replied by 24 hours after the response deadline.
How long before the former MPs themselves who not only stood against but constantly attacked the party are welcomed back with open arms?
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