John Spellar is one of the most entrenched opponents of Jeremy Corbyn among the parliamentary Labour Party – and he hates Momentum. Spellar once described Momentum members as a Trotskyist ‘rag bag’ and said that the very term ‘Momentum member’ was an insult.
Members of his Warley constituency claim that this ‘reds under the bed‘-style fixation also extends to the executive of his CLP (constituency Labour party).
Sources inside the CLP have told the SKWAWKBOX that members were deprived of a vote on the CLP’s delegates to September’s annual Labour Conference, where key rules and policies will be decided:
Our CLP had agreed to send 5 delegates, 3 self-funding. All the branches nominated candidates for the next GC [general committee meeting].
We then heard that it had been decided that elections would take place during the EC [executive committee] meeting.
When the delegates went to the EC…
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