On Saturday 20 February I returned home from canvassing for Sadiq Khan on a nearby estate in Lewisham to find a letter from the “Compliance Unit” expelling me from the Labour Party.
As I began to read, I thought the letter would cite the fact that in May 2010 I stood as a socialist candidate against Labour (against Harriet Harman, in the very safe seat of Camberwell and Peckham – while also calling for the return of a Labour government). That would have been grossly unfair, because since then, almost six years ago, I have not only not supported any non-Labour candidates, but actively supported Labour.
But the letter didn’t say anything about that.
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