Yes, the deliberate abuse of party data lists to further Owen Smith’s election chances against Corbyn. Here’s me thinking such lists are restricted to specialised internal use and not to be taken advantage of.
Surely this is another breach of internal Labour Party rules. Or are people like Angela Eagle waved through and given carte blanche from the party’s soon-to-be hauled over the coals general secretary to drive a coach and horses through such things?
It has come to light that Wallasey Labour MP Angela Eagle sent an email to all her local Labour members during the summer’s leadership election, asking them to support challenger Owen Smith.
Two weeks after Wallasey CLP (constituency Labour party) was suspended for alleged homophobic abuse, which Ms Eagle and members both knew meant they were deprived, under Labour rules, of the right to vote.
Here’s the email, sent from Ms Eagle’s own parliamentary email address:
As you can see, the ‘reply-to’ address is also her official parliamentary email. One has to wonder whether this might have been behind many of the supposedly ‘abusive’ emails she is said – but still has not evidenced – her office received. I know that if I received such an email in such circumstances, I would have a few choice words to send.
One member wrote instead to Labour HQ, demanding to know what…
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