The word on the grapevine is that Martin Linton is having some selection
trouble in Battersea. His recent "trigger ballot" to determine whether he gets
automatically adopted as candidate at the next general election resulted in him
failing to win a majority of CLP branch affirmative nominations. Don't know if
anyone can shed more light on what's going on there? Battersea has a
reputation for being a moderate, loyal and relatively active party so this seems
more than just a few "lefties" causing trouble for a new Labour MP... Whatever
the reasons, it's surely a massive humiliation that a three-term MP representing
London's most marginal seat can't win re-adoption overwhelmingly, isn't it? How
out-of-touch and/or complacent must he be to have allowed this to happen?
Friday, January 19, 2007
Another Labour MP in Deselection Trouble
It looks like Labour MP Martin Linton is in a spot of trouble if THIS snippet from LabourHome is anything to go by.