THE LABOUR PARTY PREFER A TORY
On the 12th of July this year I received my Labour Party membership card with a welcoming letter from the general secretary. I didn’t expect this given some of the local members. However I was not to be disappointed, because on the 1st of August I received an email from Alan Goy the secretary of the Rothervalley C.L.P. Notice that they are referring to rule 8 to keep me out; which is spurious to say the least. I then was sent a letter from Jane Shaw, the governance and legal officer, on the 4th of October; the rule had now changed to appendix 2. 1. B. X.; where the general secretary can refuse your membership for the very democratic reason of “any reason they see fit”. It also listed the elections I had taken part in which was the reason they were putting forward for refusing my membership.
I replied to this pointing out that in one of the elections a Tory stood in Anston against a Labour party candidate, who soon after joined the Labour party and was welcomed with open arms. I stood as an independent never having been a member of a political party. The answer to this I received was we have given you your money back. I did not do this in order to buy a vote I did this in order to prove that the Local Labour Party members are frightened to death to have some one join who would question their nice comfortable get together.