Members endured months of smears by media and the Labour right during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership
On Friday night, Labour members in Wallasey on Merseyside were asked to vote on a motion congratulating the constituency’s MP Angela Eagle on receiving a damehood. The motion was defeated.
The same meeting voted in favour of affiliating the constituency party to Jeremy Corbyn’s Project for Peace and Justice, which launched last weekend.
Wallasey members were subjected to prolonged and groundless smears over the ‘brickgate’ fiasco, which the media regurgitated endlessly despite police eventually admitting not only that there was no evidence that Labour members had thrown a brick through Eagle’s office window or that the window was in Eagle’ office at all – but also that there was no evidence there was ever even a brick.
The CLP was also suspended for a lengthy period over claims of homophobic abuse toward the MP. These charges were also found to be groundless.
The Labour internal report that leaked last year showed that members had been stitched up in order to give Eagle time to avoid deselection. Ms Eagle did not respond to the SKWAWKBOX’s requests at the time for comment on the revelations.
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