Labour officials in legal bid to reinstate leadership votes block for recruits



Labour's ruling body is challenging a High Court decision allowing new party members to vote in the forthcoming leadership election.
The decision is an apparent boost to Jeremy Corbyn in his battle to remain the Labour leader as most new members are expected to support him in his contest against rival Owen Smith.
But party officials are going to the Court of Appeal on Thursday in a bid to reinstate a block imposed by Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) on 130,000 recruits getting the vote.
The NEC decided that full members would not be able to vote if they had not had at least six... read more

 
11 August 2016 in Regional East, Views: 44
Source: Belper News
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