So when are Kezia & Co going to be expelled by the Labour Party?
My Grandfather was staunch “old labour” and if he had seen what we have seen over this General Election in Scotland he would be spinning in his grave.
According to Chapter 2, Membership rules, Clause I, Section 4 sub paragraph B of the Labour Rule Book,
A member of the party who joins and/ or supports a political organisation other than an official Labour group or other unit of the party, or supports any candidate who stands against an official Labour candidate, or publicly declares their intent to stand against a Labour candidate, shall automatically be ineligible to be or remain a party member, subject to the provisions of Chapter 6.I.2 below of the disciplinary rules.
In a nutshell, any labour party member (which includes Kezia Dugdale who advocated the Tories as being “best placed” in the “Borders and Highlands”) are now ineligible for Labour Party membership. On that basis, any elected Labour representative as it stands at the minute who advocated in any way for the Tories are not actually party members and instead are independent.
What is for sure, the party constitution is registered with the Electoral Commission and the rule book forming part of that package, if the Labour party does not take action, they are technically on the other side of the law.