Three Labour members, Kate Townsend, Robert Park and Steve Williams, have been expelled from the party for a minimum of five years for voicing support for an ‘electoral pact’ designed to topple the worse-than-useless Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt from his Surrey constituency, the Guardian has reported.
The pact, which aims to harness anger over Tory damage to the NHS to maximise the chance of removing Hunt, would see Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens stand down in order to focus voter support behind NHA (National Health Action Party) candidate Dr Louise Irvine.
Highly qualified barrister Duncan Shipley-Dalton has contacted the SKWAWKBOX with his legal opinion that a 5-year ban is probably unlawful according to the Labour Party’s rules:
The story in the Guardian says they are to be banned for 5 years. I think the application of a 5 years ban is questionable.
I assume the expulsion would have been made under…
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