Just been sent this rather interesting story from the North East:
‘It’s been a cull’: Senior councillors react to being deselected as Labour candidates
Leader describes opponents as ‘paranoid and power-mad’ :: ‘Labour doesn’t care about working classes any more’, says cabinet member
The deselected deputy leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council Sheelagh Clarke has called the process “undemocratic” – and claims “somebody in London wants rid”.
Council Leader George Dunning, along with deputy Cllr Clarke, cabinet member Mark Hannon and former mayor Vic Jefferies were told at a meeting at the Claxton Hotel in Redcar on Sunday that they would not be allowed to stand for Labour in their wards in May’s elections.
My thanks for this goes to Titan.