Labour ward chairman refutes claims ‘hard-left Momentum activists’ deselected current councillor

The chair of a Labour party ward in Sheffield has dismissed claims their current councillor was de-selected by ‘hard-left activists’.

Current Broomhill & Sharrow Vale Coun Kieran Harpham, the son of late MP and former miner Harry, lost out in a secret ballot to Dore resident Janet Ridler to stand as the candidate for next year’s council election.

The Daily Mail was told reportedly told by a Labour insider the ward had been ‘taken over’ by ‘hard-Left activists’ from the pro-Jeremy Corbyn pressure group Momentum.

The paper reported Coun Harpham was deselected for being ‘too-working class’ and ‘not left-wing enough’.

Read on… https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-labour-ward-chairman-refutes-claims-hard-left-momentum-activists-deselected-current-councillor-1-8912890

2 thoughts on “Labour ward chairman refutes claims ‘hard-left Momentum activists’ deselected current councillor

  1. In the immortal words of Mandy Rice-Davis, ‘He would say that, wouldn’t he.’ With thanks to Reg Reader for the link to the Daily Mail, a paper he loathes and never buys. My compliments on a very sporting attitude, sir.

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