Further controversy hits Labour leadership contest after union leader banned from voting

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Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union, has been banned from voting in the Labour leadership election. Serwotka has led the union since 2000 and has been backing Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership campaign.

His wife Ruth Serwotka said on Twitter:

“Mark been prevented from voting in a Labour Movement election as an affiliated member. I’m very interested to hear the reasons”.

The Labour Party has yet to comment on why Serwotka’s ballot was rejected.