Yet another CLP votes no confidence. Will the pair stoop to naked self-protection by banning no-confidence motions?
Keir Starmer and Labour general secretary David Evans appear to have scored a spectacular own goal as Labour members respond to the party’s ban on motions of solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn or calling for Corbyn to be reinstated as a Labour MP.
While many local parties are simply defying the ban, an increasing number are reacting by switching instead to votes of no confidence in Starmer, Evans, or both. Morley and Outwood ‘CLP’ last night passed the following:
This CLP notes with concern the communication issued this week from the General Secretary which places further restrictions on what CLP’s can discuss. Due to these actions causing a breakdown in trust between members and leadership this CLP proposes a vote of no confidence in the party Leader and General Secretary.
The motion passed by a ratio of around two to one. One local member told the SKWAWKBOX:
We originally had a solidarity motion with Jeremy Corbyn but was ruled out of order due to Evans ‘guidance’ on Thursday. A VONC wasnt on the agenda and only was accepted at the meeting as a motion until after the email was sent – more fool him.
They’re fully incompetent, deaf to the membership and doing themselves no favours.
It seems the answer for officers and members worried about Evans’s threat to suspend members for allowing pro-Corbyn motions is a simple one: vote no confidence in him and Starmer. If the pair try to ban votes of no confidence in themselves, then their motivations will be obvious.
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