Walk out at Rotherham selection

13th November, 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

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  • Chrisso

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

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