Bootle Labour party unanimously called for Starmer to resign for cosying up with hated rag. Now branch that proposed motion has been suspended by Labour in what members regard as revenge attack
The Ford branch of Bootle Labour tabled the motion, which was passed unanimously by outraged members of the constituency party (CLP) – and has now been suspended by the party in what locals consider a revenge attack for the branch daring to call out Starmer for his actions.
Supposedly, complaints have been made regarding the running of the branch and the activities of members, alleging intimidation and harassment. But local members say that the branch has an outstanding reputation for being a welcoming and friendly one.
Members also attribute the move to the party’s desire to shut down the selection process for local elections next year. According to a comment made to Bootle for Socialism, the action is related to issues within the Bootle Labour council group:
colleagues [are] being disciplined and demoted for voicing concerns or opinions about cliques and family connections dominating positions within the group.
The ward’s sitting councillor was due to face a selection process later this month, but the suspension of the branch means she will be automatically reselected.
A branch member told Skwawkbox:
This is linked to the motion [calling for Starmer to resign]. There were all sorts of shenanigans in the run-up to that vote to try to block or delay it and now we’re being punished for voting for it. There’s already been a lot of interference by the regional Labour office, with branch motions having to be run by them for approval before we get chance to vote on them.
The S*n motion probably got through because it would have been too politically dangerous to block it, then on the night they decided to change the usual voting procedure but nobody dared be seen speaking against the motion so it passed unanimously. Members then had to take steps to ensure the motion was passed up to the party instead of disappearing.
But now we’re being shut down because they want to rig the selection meeting – and for revenge for crossing the leader.
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