- Dec 8, 2011
She was nominated to stand, but the party refused to endorse her. They have that right, given that they would have to fund the campaign. The local party organisation has accepted the decision.She was selected to stand, was she not? She was a potential MP given the manner in which people generally vote party as opposed to personality in the UK.
I agree with most of your post and even with the implication in the emboldened part, but there are always candidates who slip through the net and that is exactly what the NEC panel is for....it did its job...Tories, Labour and UKIP need to do a much better screening job when it comes to past social media statements of potential candidates, and calling them out at an earlier stage. It's becoming an increasingly prevalent problem for them. The NEC shouldn't be the ones pulling this stuff up.
But initially she was, and didn’t get past the process.
An interesting reminder of what Labour has in its ranks at the moment.
Well Dianne ticks the ''diversity'' and female boxes, so a 2 for the price of 1 deal. Although, Labour do seem to prioritising people who identify as women over women who were born female, so she might not fare too well for too much longer.It seems that in Labour, being loyal to Corbyn overrides every other consideration.
Dianne Abbot for example wouldn't get a job stacking shelves but she's one of their main frontbenchers ?
She has it made in the shade. If anybody points out how incompetent or out of her depth she is, she just accuses them of racism or misogyny.Well Dianne ticks the ''diversity'' and female boxes, so a 2 for the price of 1 deal. Although, Labour do seem to prioritising people who identify as women over women who were born female, so she might not fare too well for too much longer.
Labour has declined to endorse a controversial candidate who suggested that last year’s Manchester Arena bombing may not have occurred, effectively removing her as a prospective MP.
The decision over Mandy Richards was made after an emergency meeting of the party’s ruling body on Tuesday night. Richards, selected as the party’s candidate for Worcester last week, had claimed on her Twitter account there were “no images ... of physical damage” from the bombing last May, and also said there was a “convenient shortage of evidence” in the murder of the MP Jo Cox.
A panel from Labour’s national executive committee, including Unite’s Jim Kennedy, the GMB’s Cath Speight and Islington councillor Claudia Webbe, called Richards to an emergency meeting on Tuesday night to explain herself, the Guardian understands. The decision has been taken not to endorse her candidacy.
It's Worcester not WorchesterSo it seems well known conspiracy theorist Mandy Richards has been selected as Labour's candidate to fight for the marginal at Worchester.
This is the same Mandy Richards who has been barred from bringing court actions without the permission of a Judge after false and vexatious claims against MI5, MI6, the Metropolitan police, the army, Thames Water, her gas, electricity and broadband suppliers, Royal Mail, Hackney council, her GP and the freeholder of her flat.
Is their next step to put David Icke on the Shadow Cabinet? Jim Corr for the Privy Council?
Labour really seems to be putting some effort into making themselves a laughing stock of late.
Amazing that that lady got any support at any level. Patient judgeWith both Momentum and the LP distancing themselves from her, is this an example of a very small Labour presence in the area, or who was she initially supported by to get that far?
Nor fruit loop enough to be kept away from getting article published in the guardian.It's still embarrassing. And embarrassed is what they should be.
She's a total fruit loop.
Hey Diane, you talk like your a working class hero but you make sure your kids get top notch private education...She has it made in the shade. If anybody points out how incompetent or out of her depth she is, she just accuses them of racism or misogyny.
Hardly. It was a Labour seat from 1997-2010 and would only need a 2.5% swing to go back to them. It is mind-boggling that she could have been selected in any constituency let alone a key marginal, the sort of provincial English town they have to win to get back into power.With both Momentum and the LP distancing themselves from her, is this an example of a very small Labour presence in the area, or who was she initially supported by to get that far?
Says the fella who wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him in the face..Amazing that that lady got any support at any level. Patient judge
Years ago there used to be more people making the rounds of solicitors' offices iwith all sorts of outlandish claims.
C'mere and I ask you something. Do you know what the difference is between a little Indian and a Black person? The Indian can hide among the white men, but the Black person can't.The joke was made on during a private occasion and should not have been reported
I know Enda since at least 1975. He is not a racist