Spellar to anoint Coyne for WMids Warley seat?


The West Midlands is, in terms of its Labour MPs, a hotbed of anti-Corbyn sentiment with some of the least likeable elements of the PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party) on show.

Hot on the heels of the breaking news of Len McCluskey’s triumph over a grubby campaign by his main rival in the Unite leadership campaign, rumours – and at this stage that’s all they are – have reached the SKWAWKBOX that veteran MP John Spellar may be about to step down in an attempt to hand his Birmingham Warley seat to the defeated blairite challenger, Gerard Coyne.

spellar coyneJohn Spellar and Gerard Coyne

Spellar – a man who infamously described the term ‘Momentum member’ as an insult on a BBC politics show – would certainly not want a pro-Corbyn candidate to replace him if he were thinking of standing down, as a number of right-wing Labour MPs such as Michael Dugher…

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