It’s good to see grassroots members of the Labour Party once again showing their Parliamentarians where their moral compass should be pointing.
Kate Hoey, John Mann, Frank Field and Graham Stringer disgraced themselves and Labour when they supported the Conservative Trade Bill and propped up Theresa May’s rotten-to-the-core government.
Now Ms Hoey’s local Labour Party has reacted in the only reasonable way – expressing no confidence in her, calling for the Labour whip to be removed from her, and demanding that she be banned from re-selection as a Labour Parliamentary candidate.
As with many right-wing Labour MPs, it seems likely the only reason Ms Hoey was elected is the fact that she was representing the party. She can easily be replaced with somebody who more closely expresses the views of constituents.
I look to local Labour members who elected John Mann, Frank Field and Graham Stringer to follow Vauxhall Constituency Labour Party’s lead.
Kate Hoey was one of four right-wing Labour MPs last week whose decision to vote with the government on a key EU trade bill almost certainly saved Theresa May and propped up a Tory government that is inflicting misery on millions. The move outraged Labour members and supporters who know the UK’s most urgent need is an end to Tory government and policies.
A motion put this evening to Vauxhall CLP (constituency Labour party) expressing no-confidence in Ms Hoey and calling both for the Labour whip to be removed and for her to be barred from selection at the next general election passed unanimously.
Ms Hoey was not present at the meeting, as she is reportedly in Zimbabwe.