On Saturday, the SKWAWKBOX published, as part of an article looking at the local standing of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (MSEC) Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop, who on Thursday tried to pin the blame for a lost council seat in his own constituency on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Blenkinsop appears to be held in extremely low esteem – even despised – by the majority of his members, but many local people consider him to be symptomatic of wider problems in the local Labour party and there have been allegations of untoward financial dealings.
Part of that article was a statement by a local ex-councillor, who was not named at that point as this blog had not yet received confirmation that he was happy to be named.
Not only was that confirmation subsequently received, but a further ten local people – almost all serving councillors or ex-councillors, including a longtime…
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