Labour suspends its South Shields branch over ‘bullying and intimidation’
South Shields Constituency Labour Party has been suspended until next year after a probe revealed a culture of bullying and intimidation.
The suspension will now see representatives from Labour North looking after the day to day administration while issues highlighted by the probe are addressed.
News of the suspension was delivered to officers of South Shields CLP today after investigation into the running of the party found a “genuine problem” in the relationships between some members and a “deep separation” within different elements of the party.
The party will remain suspended until January 2017.