Last week the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed the alleged attempt by ‘moderate’ Labour MP Paul Farrelly to sabotage the candidacy of Gareth Snell for the Stoke Central seat – and subsequently to sabotage the Labour campaign in the constituency by asking Labour MPs not to campaign for Snell and persuading the area’s biggest Labour donor to withdraw his support.
Paul Farrelly MP
The campaign was, of course, ultimately unsuccessful – but it seems Mr Farrelly’s constituents were not in a forgiving mood at their monthly CLP (constituency Labour party) last Friday.
The SKWAWKBOX understands that Farrelly was confronted by a number of members about this blog’s article and refused to deny it.
Farrelly refused to give any answers except that “it’s a matter for the Whips“.
This, of course, suggests two things:
- that Mr Farrelly did indeed act as the SKWAWKBOX’s witnesses indicated
- that Labour’s Whips have heard about it…
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