Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party suspended by NEC
by Bex Bastable on July 14, 2016
The Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party has been suspended and its recent election results annulled, according to its new secretary.
On Saturday (July 9), the city’s Labour party voted for its new executive committee – and Corbyn supporters took the top jobs.
But the recently-elected secretary Greg Hadfield said this afternoon the branch received a letter from Labour’s national executive committee (NEC), which said it had been suspended.
Mr Hadfield said: “We are going to go ahead with the first meeting of the executive committee on Tuesday.
“It is only three days since up to two thirds of voters of the 6,000 members voted for the new executive committee.
“We are not going to be cowed by such undemocratic and inexplicable intervention, whose only motivation is the fact that so many people in the biggest party, with the biggest number of votes, won by the biggest majority to keep Jeremy Corbyn as our leader.”
Mr Hadfield said he did not yet know the reason for the local party’s suspension.
We live in serious and astounding time. The whole basis of our civil rights and right to vote and be part of politics being taken away and being undermined by the very party who’s roots are based in human suffrage and the human suffering paid by our forebears to access these right.
THIS MUST NOT AND CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN AND CONTINUE.