Wirral West constituency party (CLP) on Merseyside has been suspended by the party without explanation. Local MP Margaret Greenwood had already announced that she will not stand at the next general election.
The party in Wirral is in upheaval – right-wing MP Alison McGovern’s Wirral South is being abolished in the constituency boundary changes and she has announced her wish to take the Birkenhead candidacy currently occupied by left-winger Mick Whitley, even though Wirral West will be vacant.
And at local government level, right-winger Paul Stuart – who featured prominently as an author of the smears revealed by the recent Al Jazeera ‘Labour Files’ documentary series and played a key role in the suspension of Wallasey CLP in Wirral to protect right-wing MP Angela Eagle – has just bribed the Tories and LibDems with promises of senior positions in order to grab the Wirral council leadership and freeze out the Greens, despite the Greens’ strong performance in local elections earlier this month and Labour has scandalously discriminated against disabled candidates to deselect them and install right-wing drones. Meanwhile, over the river in Liverpool the city party has been hammered for dirty campaigning, failure of services and collusion with the Tories.
Around the country, members and elected officers continue to resign because of Starmer’s selection-rigging and wider assault on member democracy. While the party’s excuse for this latest action is not yet known, it is likely to form part of some further power grab.
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