Labour Expel Sheila Oakes, the Mayor of Heanor

The Labour Party has expelled Sheila Oakes following comments that she made about Boris Johnson being hospitalised, when she posted on social media that “he completely deserves it”. The Labour Party apologised for the comments made by Oakes, who is the Mayor of Heanor.

Chris Emmas-Williams (above), the leader of the Labour group on the council, said in a statement:

“This behaviour is totally unacceptable and not what the Labour party are about. I’ve not made the comments, but I feel as leader of the Labour group I have to apologise as well to Boris Johnson and his family, and we wish him well because we need everyone possible to fight this disease.”

Oakes said later on that she “apologised unreservedly”.