From Liverpool to Portsmouth, voters back shamefully-treated left-wingers
Former Labour members hounded out of the party in Keir Starmer’s purge of the left have scored stunning victories in today’s local election results.
Alan Gibbons, acting leader of Liverpool Community Independents, who was expelled by Labour after he rebelled against the Labour council’s cuts to budgets for the most vulnerable, humiliated the party by achieving four times the votes of Labour’s candidate and almost four times as many as all his rivals combined.
Heather Skibsted, who resigned from Labour after being smeared and hounded, stood for the Greens in Peterborough and wiped the floor with Starmer’s party, more than doubling the Greens’ vote:
Alison Carpenter and her ‘Borough First Independent’ colleague Helen Price were elected at a canter in Clewer and Dedworth, leaving their Labour opponent miles behind in last-but-one place:
And expelled former Labour group leader Cal Corkery easily held off Labour in Portsmouth:
The notoriously bad organising of Starmer’s Labour was seen in a humorous moment when Starmer emailed Corkery – no longer a party member – to thank him:
Meanwhile, Labour has lost Wavertree Village in South Liverpool – scene of one of the party’s worst smears against its members in the anti-Corbyn scam – to the LibDems and Labour is briefing journalists that it expects to lose both seats in Garston, also in the south of the city, to Community Independents candidates Sam Gorst and Lucy Williams. That result is expected any time after 2pm.
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