‘Smoking gun’ – Coyne campaign is using illegally-obtained Owen Smith data


As indicated in the preceding post, Gerard Coyne’s campaign for the leadership of the Unite union continues to send out emails to Labour members who have never been members of the union, in spite of numerous complaints to the campaign by angered recipients and in spite of a widespread social media outcry, including much addressed directly to his social media accounts.

There has been speculation that the email addresses may have been provide by Birmingham Mayoral candidate Sion Simon, after the two men agreed a ‘mutual support’ pact. But the SKWAWKBOX can now reveal the source of the information and that it can only have been obtained via a breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA).

Last year, during the leadership contest that followed the infamous ‘chicken coup’ by right-wing Labour MPs, Philip Williams  signed up for challenger Owen Smith’s campaign emails – not because he supported Smith, but…

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