Party gives itself authority to appoint CLP officers who should be elected by members
The Labour party has yet again trampled on local member democracy – after Keir Starmer promised to empower members as part of his con to get into the party leadership – this time in Bolton North East.
Many members of the ‘CLP’ executive resigned in protest at the party’s manoeuvre to block a local candidate from the constituency party’s parliamentary shortlist – and the Labour regional office has informed all four hundred members by email that it has ‘agreed’ with the party’s national ‘Governance and Legal’ department that ahead of the ‘reorganisation’ of the CLP it will ‘appoint’ replacements instead of them being elected by local members as Labour’s rulebook mandates:
The eight remaining members of the CLP executive were not forewarned about the party’s manoeuvre and members believe the party already knows which ‘placemen’ and ‘-women’ it wants to install.
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