Birkenhead result ‘mixed but seismic’- and controversy as MP counts votes


bhead town hallAs the SKWAWKBOX revealed last night, Friday evening was an important day for Labour on Merseyside, as Birkenhead CLP (constituency Labour party) held its AGM with a strong slate of left-wing candidates standing for the CLP’s ‘exec’.

Results are in – and were a ‘mixed bag’ but still a strong performance by the left, who didn’t win Chair or vice-Chair but did manage to win a majority on the executive committee, including the vice-Chair membership.

Local members describe this as a ‘huge shock’ and a ‘shot across the bows’ for the right-wing old guard that has held sway for so long.

The evening did not pass without controversy, however. The Birkenhead constituency is represented in Parliament by veteran MP Frank Field, who is well to the right of the party. At every CLP vote, tellers are appointed to oversee the count and ensure everything is carried out properly – so…

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