Brent Central sees near-clean sweep for left

The London borough of Brent, of which Brent Central forms a part Brent Central is already well represented in Parliament by the excellent Dawn Butler, but last night it took a strong turn to the left at local party level when the left won all but one of the CLP’s officer positions – and all of its […]

Luton South follows Shuker no-conf vote with swing left in exec election

Gavin Shuker Last month, Luton South CLP (constituency Labour party) overwhelmingly voted to support a motion of no-confidence in the seat’s Labour MP, Gavin Shuker. Shuker tried to make light of the result, but Luton Momentum called for him to resign and trigger a by-election, while right-wingers were sufficiently rattled to try, ludicrously, to claim […]

Left takes clean sweep in Pidcock’s CLP – as Blairites skip AGM… to listen to Blair

Last May, the right-wing site known colloquially as the blue squeak published a typically snide and inaccurate article about the election of a right-wing chair in North-West Durham (NWD) CLP (constituency Labour party), the seat represented in Parliament by the excellent Laura Pidcock. The article, no doubt leaked by one of the CLP’s right-wingers, claimed […]

Enfield N ‘ploy’ to rule out Ryan no-confidence motion fails

As the SKWAWKBOX published exclusively on Sunday, members of Enfield North CLP (constituency Labour party) tabled a motion of no confidence in their MP, Joan Ryan, accusing her of making false accusations of antisemitism and bringing the party into disrepute. Ms Ryan publicly dismissed the motion, which was to be debated at tomorrow’s CLP meeting, […]

Mann accused of ‘threat to throw election’ if censure motion not withdrawn – and slips up

John Mann Labour MP John Mann has been accused of threatening to ‘throw an election’ if a motion of censure by a Labour branch in his constituency was not withdrawn. In a series of emails between Mann and the SKWAWKBOX, Mann denied the accusation – but also seemed to inadvertently confirm that he had made […]

Excl video: Mann’s ‘unequivocal vote of confidence’ was ‘underhand’ CLP meeting with protest walk-out

John Mann’s face during his CLP’s ‘unequivocal vote of confidence’ The tweet On Sunday, Bassetlaw MP John Mann tweeted smugly about the ‘unequivocal vote of confidence‘ he had received from his local members: The protest If it seems odd that his CLP (constituency Labour party) was meeting on a Sunday, that’s because it is – […]

Excl: Woodcock’s own ‘data breach’ exposes unpopularity with local members – and why

Ex-Labour MP John Woodcock Last week, MP John Woodcock finally left the Labour Party, resigning with a letter that flung blame in all directions but himself – and which also contradicted a letter he had sent to a constituent just after last year’s general election. However, for someone who no longer wants to be in the Labour […]

Exclusive: Woodcock’s post-general election letter comes back to bite him

Woodcock’s face as 2017 general election results came in Last week, MP John Woodcock flounced out of the Labour Party, resigning with a letter that flung blame in all directions but himself. Among his various complaints, Woodcock attacked Labour’s status as a ‘mainstream electoral force’: But a letter that Woodock sent to a local Labour […]

R-wing blood running cold as Sandwell meeting cancelled by NEC ‘exceptional circs’ rule

In the early hours of this morning, the SKWAWKBOX described the chaos infecting the Labour right in its heartland of Sandwell borough in the West Midlands. That chaos had been manifested in the calling of an unconstitutional meeting for the sole purpose of passing judgment on a councillor who has inconvenienced the local Establishment – followed […]

Chaos in Sandwell as Labour right call ‘unconstitutional’ meeting – and immediately cancel

Right-wing Labour figures in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – the heartland of the Labour right – have been under increasing pressure in recent months. One key figure after another has been suspended from the party for alleged improper behaviour – and then the right-dominated ‘LCF’ (local campaign forum) that oversees candidate selections in […]