Walk out at Rotherham selection

November 13, 2012 8:13 pm

We heard rumours of a walk out at the Rotherham selection earlier this evening – and local BBC journalists appear to have confirmed it. BBC Yorkshire political Editor Len Tingle tweeted:

 Update: A Labour source contacted us to say:

“The meeting is continuing and will pick a candidate. People are entitled to their views but we need a clean break with the past.”

That quote echoes how the selection was referred to by a Labour source last night.

  • george.alexan

    Would it be wrong to assume that Ms Champion is yet another Progress candidate, judging by the congratulations on Twitter?

  • Rotherham Member

    I was at the meeting. The CLP were outraged at not being given any information about the short listing process. The walkout happened after being told by John Heley that the NEC would choose a candidate if the CLP did not!

  • AlanGiles

    One nation, two candidates, neither of whom seem to be entirely acceptable to the people of the constituency, but hard luck they are going to have to have one or the other.

    I cannot believe that Labour is so devoid of talent or willing candidates that the best they can do is come up with only a brace of names. The same thing happened in Norwich, didn’t it?

  • george.alexan

    Progress strikes again!

  • franwhi

    it’s the old parachute tactic again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Homfray/510980099 Mike Homfray

    Simply unacceptable.

    If the candidate ‘selected’ has an ounce of integrity she will step down and call for the selection process to be run again – properly

  • Chrisso
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Homfray/510980099 Mike Homfray

    That would not surprise me. I hope the people of Rotherham react in a sensible and constructive way, to return am MP with the confidence of the local Labour party

  • Pingback: By-Election Special: Rotherham

  • Chrisso

    More on the opposition Labour faces at Rotherham from Respect, at:
    http://www.leftfootforward.org/2012/11/yvonne-ridley-respect-rotherham-hamas/

  • Pingback: Another take – blaming it on link to MacShane? | Rotherham Politics

Latest

  • Featured Try to imagine for a moment that you are Jeremy Hunt

    Try to imagine for a moment that you are Jeremy Hunt

    It may be an uncomfortable exercise, but brace yourself and try to imagine for a moment that you are Jeremy Hunt. Now, in your new role ensconced behind a desk at the Department for Health, it’s not difficult to imagine the huge pressures that are heaped on your shoulders at the moment. The English NHS is undergoing the worst year in A&E for a decade, with almost a million people waiting over 4 hours, elderly care is in crisis as […]

    Read more →
  • News Wales Mass Exodus? Figures show number of Welsh NHS patients using English NHS is FALLING since 2010

    Mass Exodus? Figures show number of Welsh NHS patients using English NHS is FALLING since 2010

    The Tories have been trying to use the Welsh NHS as a stick with which to beat the Labour Party, so it wasn’t too surprising to see the Daily Mail parroting Tory attack lines today with this front page splash: Now if you look beyond the (largely anecdotal) stories and carefully selected numbers in Daily Mail piece and look at the complete figures (available here) – they reveal that the number of Welsh patients using the NHS in England is actually falling. Here’s how […]

    Read more →
  • Comment No child should live in danger. Now is the time to end violence against children

    No child should live in danger. Now is the time to end violence against children

    Every five minutes somewhere in the world a child dies as a result of violence. These tragic deaths are not just confined to the war zones that dominate the news. Too often they happen when children should be safe –at home, at school or in the communities where they live. Today’s new report by Unicef UK outlines how violence is now a leading cause of serious injury and death among children. In Bangladesh, more than 20 per cent of girls […]

    Read more →
  • Europe News How would an EU referendum pledge affect Labour’s support?

    How would an EU referendum pledge affect Labour’s support?

    A poll conducted for the Daily Mirror by ComRes has found that most Labour-leaning voters aren’t bothered whether or not the party pledges to have an EU referendum. The poll saw 2,000 Labour-leaning people asked how the party’s stance on an EU referendum would affect their voting intention. 13% said it would make them more likely to vote Labour, while 7% said they would be less likely to do so. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most people (67%) said that an EU referendum […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Labour’s London Primary must be as accessible as possible

    Labour’s London Primary must be as accessible as possible

    The two-party system is on the way out. If there is a political lesson from the last two months, then that is it. The SNP’s popularity in Scotland and the rising stock of UKIP south of the border tell a clear story of people fed up with politics as usual. They are sick of the tribalism, bored of the politicking, tired of trying to work out who stands for what. They want something different: to be treated honestly, listened to, […]

    Read more →
7ads6x98y