Southport Constituency Labour Party suspended to counter ‘intimidation’ threat

Southport Constituency Labour Party has been suspended for a period of two months in order to prevent intimidation.

Several Constituency Labour parties in various parts of the country have been suspended earlier this year. South Shields Labour Party in the North East was suspended on April 1st amid accusations of bullying and fear.

Labour Deputy leader John McDonnell has raised the idea of scrapping Labour’s compliance unit which scrutinises behaviour of party members that is beyond the pale. Barrow in Furness MP John Woodcock  has gone on record saying that said that the lack of a compliance unit would have meant paedophile campaigner Tom O’Carroll could have retained his membership, He has accused McDonnell of appearing to

“care more about twisting the Labour Party so it can become the play thing of his dodgy mates who’ve always hated Labour.”

Police were called in to investigate abusive behaviour by local members of the Manchester Gorton Labour Party a few days ago amid fears for the safety of members – following claims of bullying, intimidation and voting impropriety.

A day later, Labour bosses suspended Brighton Labour Party – the biggest branch in the country. Concerns were voiced about entryism by members of far-left groups. Now it has been decided that  ‘enough is enough’ and Southport Labour Party has been suspended for two months, along with all others, to prevent intimidation during the leadership campaign.
Meanwhile, Leader Jeremy Corbyn is reported as considering suing his own Party for the second time in days.

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