A north-east CLP was among the first local Labour parties to formally express solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn – and to demand the former Labour leader’s immediate reinstatement.
The CLP met on Friday evening to pass the following motion with a resounding majority:
This CLP notes with dismay that the General Secretary of the Labour Party, yesterday felt it necessary to suspend Jeremy Corbyn.
The constitution of the Labour Party does not afford the General Secretary the power to take such unilateral action.
We further note that when questioned by members of the NEC, the General Secretary could not advise the NEC on what breach of the rules Mr Corbyn has been suspended.
This CLP also notes that the past week has seen massive pressure being put on the Government and local MPs over their failure to feed children during school holidays but sadly the media has been distracted from this by what can only be described as political stupidity.
Today’s papers and TV broadcasts are full of Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension and not the failure of the Tories.
This CLP call upon Sir Keir Starmer to lift the vindictive suspension of Jeremy Corby immediately and concentrate on fighting the real opposition, the Tories.
Only 3 delegates voted against the motion.
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