Labour left organisation Momentum is set to launch a “support process” for suspended party members after one of its own top elected representatives was suspended by Labour this week pending investigation.
Alan Gibbons, a member of Momentum’s national coordinating group (NCG) and the secretary of Liverpool Walton Constituency Labour Party (CLP), was administratively suspended from the party on Tuesday.
The specific grounds are not known, but the move came after his local party passed a motion calling for the whip to be restored to Jeremy Corbyn. This kind of motion has been banned by general secretary David Evans.
LabourList now understands that Momentum is preparing to launch a process that will more easily allow socialist lawyers to support Momentum members who have been suspended from Labour for helping to pass such motions.
A spokesperson for Momentum told LabourList: “The mass suspension of members like Alan, with no evidence, is yet another example of the anti-democratic crackdown waged by the Labour leadership on ordinary Labour members.