How can this candidate win where Labour blocked Greg Marshall from standing?

Juliet Campbell: she was another local choice to be Broxtowe’s candidate in the next general election and her selection appears to be a deliberate snub against the Labour leadership’s attempt to influence the vote.

Broxtowe Constituency Labour Party appears to be considerably smaller than it used to be after people ripped up their membership cards in disgust at being barred from choosing Greg Marshall as their candidate in the next general election.

Mr Marshall has stood as the constituency’s Labour candidate twice before – in 2017 and 2019 – and while he did not win on either occasion, he did manage to increase Labour’s vote share by 10 per cent between the former and the latter.

But it seems a panel of the party’s National Executive Committee blocked him from the party’s long-list for selection this time.

In a statement last month, he said: “It is with huge disappointment that yesterday I was blocked by the Labour Party from standing to represent Broxtowe at the next general election. To add insult to this decision, I wasn’t even informed directly by the party but instead had to wait to be told by the [constituency Labour party] members on the selection committee.”

Despite the Labour leadership’s decision to remove him by remote control – or possibly because of it – this was the reception he received when he arrived at the party’s selection meeting:

Broxtowe Labour subsequently tweeted its regret that many torn-up membership cards were left around the venue, although that tweet has now been deleted.

The winning candidate was Juliet Campbell – another local choice whose victory is considered a backlash against the imposition of puppet candidates by Keir Starmer:

Of course, the fact that there was any interference at all is in contradiction of a promise by Keir Starmer:

On February 4, 2020, he had tweeted: “The selections for Labour candidates needs [sic] to be more democratic and we should end NEC impositions of candidates. Local Party members should select their candidates for every election.”

And what of Mr Marshall?

Well, here’s an idea:

How about it? Or is he, like Jeremy Corbyn, still living in hope that the hollowed-out husk of Labour can still be turned back into the party that Keir Hardie first led into Parliament?

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One Comment

  1. flttymartyn March 20, 2023 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Starmer and his nest of self serving backstabbing traitors must be booted out of the Parliamentary Labour Party and banned for life! They have no interest in serving the people, let alone working for the people of Britain….They are as corrupt as the tories! Get rid of them! They have poisoned and pomuted the labour party for way too long!

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