A couple of months ago, the Labour Party expelled a 70-year-old disabled member. That member, Clare Ayton-Edwards has appealed to the SKWAWKBOX to publicise her case in spite of its delicate nature, both in the hope of gaining justice for herself and in order to help others in similar circumstances.
Clare is housebound, suffers from depression and has been diagnosed as bipolar for many years.
The Labour Party’s rules state that if a member shows support for a candidate standing against a Labour candidate, that is grounds for expulsion. Clare fell foul of this rule during the recent General Election campaign by tweeting support for George Galloway when he stood in the Manchester constituency of Gorton against Labour candidate Afzal Khan. As a result, she was expelled from the party for a minimum of 5 years.
Clare wrote a heart-wrending email to Labour HQ explaining her circumstances and making…
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