When the SKWAWKBOX broke the news of an open letter signed by secretaries and chairs of local Labour parties (CLPs) to the party’s acting general secretary yesterday, 130 officers elected by local members had signed it.
The letter reminds Evans of the strains placed on unpaid volunteer officers by his ban on free speech on the topic of Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer’s interference in disciplinary processes by withdrawing the whip from the former Labour leader – and demands that Evans respect members’ democratic rights and end his persecution of officers who put the rights and wishes of their members first.
In just a single day since the letter first became public, the number of officers who have signed it has almost doubled, to 230 – and the number of CLPs they represent has shot up to 160 and still climbing.
A quarter of all local Labour parties.
The letter remains open for further signatures.
Update: as of 10.30pm on 10 Dec, 241 offices from 169 CLPs have signed.
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