MP who fought for survivors and families barred as Starmer’s anti-democratic purge of left continues, while right-wing outsider waved through
Former Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad has been barred by the party from standing for selection to stand for Labour in the next general election, in yet another move by the party machine to deprive members of a say.
Dent Coad, who stunned the Tories by winning the seat in 2017, fought tirelessly for her community – including the survivors and families of the greed-driven Grenfell Tower blaze that claimed so many lives, who have been betrayed by successive Tory governments.
The former MP announced the news in a tweeted statement, saying she was devastated to be excluded and warning Starmer’s Labour it will not find it easy to gain the trust of the community:
Right-winger Mete Coban, who is from a different part of London, has announced his longlisting for the selection.
The right’s move is just the latest in an ongoing war on party members and their democracy that has seen a succession of rigged selections and trigger votes.
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