Jared O’Mara: RIGHT-wing Labour’s candidate who went off the rails?

Jared O’Mara (centre): he was allegedly selected by right-wing Labour factionalists who didn’t check his credentials properly.

The former MP who replaced Nick Clegg as MP for Sheffield Hallam has been in the news again after being jailed for faking invoices to Parliament to fund a cocaine habit.

But did you know that Jared O’Mara may have only become a candidate because a right-wing Labour general secretary didn’t bother to check up on him before he was selected to run for the seat?

The details are going to be on Sunday’s Not The Andrew Marr Show, which you can register to watch here: https://buytickets.at/labourgrassroots/853159

The show’s presenter, Crispin Flintoff provided a preview of the situation on Facebook:

“Labour’s General Secretary in 2017, Iain McNicol, was responsible for the selection of Jared O’Mara. He decided that candidates shouldn’t be scrutinised in ‘unwinnable’ seats and Jared was selected because the Blairite-dominated panel thought O’Mara wasn’t a Jeremy Corbyn supporter.

“Such was their factionalism that when Jared declared himself a Jeremy Corbyn supporter, they withdrew funds for his campaign. But he still won.

“I’ve got the inside story of this on Sunday morning’s ‘Not the Andrew Marr Show’. It includes insights from Martin Mayer (formerly on the NEC), Tina Werkmann and Lee Rock (both of Sheffield Hallam Labour Party at the time) and Tosh McDonald (former Aslef official who showed Jared support).

“I hope that people can watch this and see that Streeting is ridiculously factional and economical with the truth (just as he is with the NHS).”

It seems this is another situation in which right-wing Labour sabotaged its own party – first by assuming Sheffield Hallam couldn’t be won and allow an inappropriate candidate to stand there, and then by disowning him and stressing his association with Jeremy Corbyn to bring the then-Labour leader into disrepute.

And these people are now in charge of Labour once again.

But I don’t have all the information – I have to wait until Sunday, just the same as you.

Let’s see how the facts stack up.

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One Comment

  1. Martyn Meacham February 10, 2023 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    The state that the Parliamentary labour party is in, ‘led’ by a zionist bribed, self serving far right tory and establishment stooge,Starmer, and his nest of backstabbers, doesn’t suprise ne that no checks were made on this corrupt druggie.

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