Corbyn 92-24 Smith in Maria Eagle’s CLP: how it happened


clpmap.png A map showing CLP support for both candidates as of 12 August 2016

On Friday night, Garston & Halewood Constituency Labour Party (CLP) met to vote on which candidate to support in the Labour leadership election. There has been considerable controversy over CLP meetings, with the CLPs of Wallasey (brief leadership challenger Angela Eagle’s constituency) and Brighton and Hove being suspend after allegations of abuse – since convincingly refuted but the CLPs have not been reinstated.

So I thought it might be of interest to describe Friday’s meeting of the CLP of Angela Eagle’s sister, Maria, to let people know from the inside what such meetings are really like and counterbalance some of the outlandish claims of Labour MPs who – perversely in view of their treatment of Jeremy Corbyn and description of his supporters as ‘dogs’, ‘trots’, ‘thugs’, ‘rabble’ and the like – are trying to depict themselves as…

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