After concerns have been raised – most recently in today’s Scottish papers today – about Labour’s controversial Falkirk West selection, Unite have released a statement. The key section, in which the union rejects allegations that rules have been broken, is this:
Unite’s political strategy is about strengthening democracy within the Labour party not undermining it. At all times during the process for selection of a Labour party candidate for Falkirk West our conduct has been consistent with the rules of the party. There have never been any procedural abuses by Unite and people joining the Labour party are local residents living in the Falkirk West constituency.
You can read the whole statement here. The internal Labour Party report on the Falkirk selection should be completed this week.