Members voted in Jerry Hague and rejected party’s favoured right-winger. Barely 2 weeks later, he falls to ‘smear job’
Labour has ‘nobbled’ soft-left candidate Jerry Hague barely two weeks after he defeated the regime’s preferred hopeful to stand in the Bolsover seat long occupied by left legend Denis Skinner.
Hague was selected by Bolsover members earlier this month, but in the last day the media – evidently briefed by the party right – has been full of reports of a £5,000 fine solicitor Hague incurred on a technicality in relation to miners’ pensions. Hague has now resigned the candidacy.
A Labour insider told Skwawkbox:
Hague was nobbled. He beat the right’s favoured daughter in the selection, then lo and behold he falls to an orchestrated smear job.
The Labour regime has rigged selection after selection across the country to exclude any left candidates while helping even right-wingers with serious allegations against them – and clearly even the soft left are too radical for Keir Starmer’s ultra-Establishment taste.
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