SCGLC demands reinstatement of barred candidates so that members can make their choice
The Socialist Campaign Group of Labour Councillors has issued a statement denouncing Labour’s decision to bar all three shortlisted women councillors from selection by members as the party’s candidate in May’s mayoral election as ‘unjust, undemocratic and possibly unlawful’ – and as an affront to both the candidates and Labour members.
The group’s statement says:
In a tweet accompanying the statement, the group said:
The denial of members to exercise their democratic choice deeply undermines the bonds between decent, hardworking members and elected representatives of the Labour Party. We stand in solidarity with the candidates, and demand that members are given their proper say.
Highly popular left candidate Anna Rothery is taking the party to court to seek an injunction banning Labour’s groundless attempt to block her candidacy.
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