Labour members have allegedly been threatened with investigation after considering motions on the high-profile suspension of former leader Jeremy Corbyn as part of their local party business.
Momentum members from one Constituency Labour Party (CLP) took to social media earlier this week following threats they allege have been sent from the regional party reacting to a motion passed by local members on Monday.
Chair of Bristol West CLP Dr Hannah Little told LabourList that while “there wasn’t an explicit threat of suspension” she was told she would be “investigated” for considering the motion.
Co-secretary Darran McLaughlin told LabourList that on the day of the Equality and Human Rights Commission report being published and the suspension of the former Labour leader, an emergency motion was tabled and passed by one branch.
McLaughlin, a Labour council candidate for 2021, reported that after the motion passed at branch level the chair received emails from the regional director advising that the motion should not be considered at a meeting of the whole local party.