De facto suspension of member group comes a day after CLP chair reinstated – and a day before meeting to elect conference delegates
Nottingham East CLP (constituency Labour party) has effectively been suspended by the party’s regional director in an email to the CLP secretary. Skwawkbox can reveal the email sent by Richard Oliver warning the secretary not to organise any member meetings without his permission:
According to local members, the email comes one day after CLP chair Louise Regan was reinstated by the party after a suspension simply for allowing members to discuss a motion they had tabled concerning the withdrawal of the Labour ‘whip’ from former party leader Jeremy Corbyn – and one day before members were due to meet to elect their delegates to Labour’s annual conference in September.
The Labour right is expected to use the conference to force through changes to the rules for electing party leaders, to give a handful of Labour MPs at least the same voting power as the party’s entire membership – and to ensure that no future left candidates can stand. Rigging of procedures appears to be burgeoning across the country as the right seeks to prevent left delegates attending the conference and voting against the rule change.
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