Bad day for Baxter – and reportedly a bad week
Johanna Baxter, the right-wing National Executive Committee (NEC) member who once tearfully stood in front of cameras to complain that she and fellow right-wingers were intimidated because Jeremy Corbyn voted against making a vote on whether he could stand as a leadership candidate a ‘secret ballot’, has been beaten to selection as Labour’s Scottish parliamentary candidate for Cunninghame North – by former Corbyn staffer Katy Clark.
The leaked Labour report on sabotage by right-wing former staffers revealed that Ms Clark, a former MP, was the target of disgusting personal abuse by headquarters staff unhappy that Labour finally had a left-wing leader – yet on Tuesday she outperformed Baxter.
According to Labour sources, it has been a bad week for the Labour First-backed NEC member who once tweeted about an evening spent weeding out undesirables among Labour membership applications. They say that she was what might kindly be called ‘visibly upset’ at being passed over for the position of NEC vice-chair during preparations for last week’s ‘coup’ in which two right-wing members were installed as chair and vice chair against normal practice.
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