Vice-chair of suspended Labour Party organisation speaks out against criminal allegations

161028-wallasey-labourThe police should be handling allegations of homophobia, intimidation, death threats and criminal damage that have been made against Labour Party members in Wallasey, according to the constituency party’s vice-chair.

In a public statement, Paul Davies said it was “regrettable” that a confidential report to Labour’s National Executive Committee was leaked to the press “with misleading spin” which has given a “false impression” of Wallasey Labour Party and its members.

He said allegations of criminal acts should be handled by the police – not Labour HQ – while internal party issues raised in the report all pre-dated the election of the current officers, who had proposed new guidelines for the conduct of future meetings that should address these problems.

He added that a man convicted of making the death threat to MP Angela Eagle was not a member of the Labour Party or a resident of Wallasey.

The local party had also raised the question of factual errors in the report with the central Labour Party.

Wallasey Labour Party had begun to crowdfund a legal challenge to its treatment by the NEC, but this has been suspended while attempts are made to reach an amicable resolution.

The newly elected officers of the Party, including myself, first heard about the allegations of Homophobic behaviour and intimidation via TV and press reports.

We immediately got advice from the Police and proposed that the matter be referred to them for a professional investigation because Homophobic Acts are a criminal offence This proposal was circulated to all our 1500 members on 20th July and copied to the Labour Party.

The  Report includes reference to criminal acts completely outside the control of Labour Party members.

The death threat to the office of Angela Eagle, the abusive e mails and smashed window are unreservedly condemned but are also Police matters.

There has been a welcome conviction over the death threat and it should be noted that this individual was not a member of the Labour Party or a resident of Wallasey.

Factual errors in the Report , important omissions and points that require clarification have been referred to the Labour Party and  will hopefully  be dealt with in the proper manner using the internal machinery of the Party.

I look forward to the allegations of Homophobia being dealt with by the Police and our recommendations for the better running of Wallasey CLP being adopted.

Hopefully then our 1500 members can once again engage in open political debate on how to improve our Society in these times of Tory Austerity and begin to organise campaigns on behalf of the good people of Wallasey.

Source: Statement from Wallasey CLP’s elected vice-Chair. Please read and share | The SKWAWKBOX Blog

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5 thoughts on “Vice-chair of suspended Labour Party organisation speaks out against criminal allegations

  1. Terry Casey (@tcliverpool)

    We have seen months of accusations from the Labour Party against thousands of individuals and CLPs and more to come Riverside is next as Luise Elman tries to shut down her CLP, Like Eagle she has accused members of attacks only using using anti semitism rather than the homophobe card, I cannot see how these MPs get on side with their CLP after this, they are accusing decent people of awful things, called them liars, it has to stop, we cannot run a party like this.

    1. Buffalo Gough

      I really hope that the members challenge her and remove her from her position before the next election. Too right if any other member treated others in way these MP’s have we would have been thrown out of the party. And I think we need a members representative on the PLP or they are going to continue believing they are in charge whereas it should be the members who have the power. In fact I think our form of representative democracy could be updated with the modern technology to give everyone a weekly or monthly vote. Or we should only vote them in for a two year term. With modern technology anything is possible and if we are trusting them to do our banking and payments with why not government votes? Then we truly would have true democracy rather than the representative type we have now where they talk to you and make promises to you every five years and then forget you immediately after.

  2. Roland Laycock

    This as all been done for the press and some people trying to make gains out of it Angel Eagle as told lie after lie deliberatley and for that she should be de-selected ASAP why fan about cut out the cancer and get on with life how about suspending her pay till its sorted or dropping it to the minimum wage then she would know what some of her constants have to live on

  3. Lin Wren

    If the police are now dealing with it she will find herself in a ton more of trouble. Accuse & be judged. False witness is a problem she will not wriggle out of

  4. mohandeer

    “In a public statement, Paul Davies said it was “regrettable” that a confidential report to Labour’s National Executive Committee was leaked to the press “with misleading spin” which has given a “false impression” of Wallasey Labour Party and its members.”
    Regrettable?
    What will be the punishment for those who leaked the false impression be?
    They will get off scot free now that the damage has been done and the bell can’t be unrung, they will be allowed to remain in the Labour Party until their particular kind of malice is required again.
    The evil right wing instigators of this kind of malevolence will continue to smear Corbyn and the hundreds of thousands who support him, while they sit back with a smug smile on their faces. If Corbyn does not do something that he should have done already, he will lose his support and the right wing will gain their party back and lose the 2020 election.
    Lucas wants electoral reform and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. Next time round the Green Party will be picking up a lot more than the 5 million voters Blair lost the Labour Party, there will be a massive upsurge towards the Green Party, where at least you have integrity and honesty, something in extremely short supply elsewhere in politics.

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