Mayoral selection scandal followed by forced deselections via suspension to clear slots for right-wingers
Labour’s Liverpool scandal continues.
Skwawkbox understands that the party has piled further disgrace on top of its inexcusable – and unexplained – decision to bar all three shortlisted women councillors standing for selection – and to replace them with a twice-bankrupt woman and a 25-year-old male councillor facing accusations of bullying and disability discrimination – by suspending several left-wing council candidates in order to deselect them and replace them with right-wingers.
At least one of those suspended had already been suspended groundlessly once and then reinstated.
The Labour right, which spent the five years of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership whining shamelessly every time one of their own was democratically deselected by Labour members, has dispensed with even the pretence of democracy in order to prevent left-wingers gaining office and to shoehorn in more drab right-wing clones.
And Liverpool is not an exception – the same tactics are being used around the nation and more details will emerge this weekend.
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