Manchester Gordon Constituency Labour Party Suspended Over Bullying Claims

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The Labour Party has confirmed that the Manchester Gorton constituency party has been suspended in its entirety. The current MP is Gerald Kaufman who has represented a Manchester constituency since arriving in the House of Commons in 1970, but is standing down at the next General Election.

The Labour Party sent the following letter to the members in the constituency:

“Following the Levenshulme AGM on 2nd July 2016, a number of allegations have been brought to the attention of the national officers of the party. These allegations relate to the conduct of Labour Party members both during and outside of Labour Party meetings. They also relate to conduct of members of the CLP executive committee in administering internal ballots. Nearly all of the complaints received include concerns about the safety of members at future meetings – particularly the CLP AGM. All parties in this dispute agree that the safety of members is paramount and it is our understanding that conversations have taken place between the CLP and Greater Manchester Police”.