‘Anna Rothery is suing the Labour party after she was removed from the shortlist to become the party’s mayoral candidate in Liverpool, along with two other female councillors.
The legal action by Anna, who holds the ceremonial position of lord mayor of Liverpool – is the latest messy chapter in what one local MP described as the “shitshow” surrounding Labour’s handling of one of its most loyal cities, which has not elected a Tory MP since the 1970s.
Labour has now selected two relatively inexperienced councillors for the role: 25-year-old Anthony Lavelle, who works for a local MP, and 50-year-old Joanne Anderson (no relation), a business consultant who spent 10 years working for the Crown Prosecution Service on community engagement’. Guardian
Wasn’t Starmer something to do with the CPS ?
The former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott tweeted: “Faced with the possibility of a black female socialist winning, party bureaucrats have scrapped the selection process & barred her from standing. An appalling abuse of party democracy.”