Not content with having won elections in Whitstable for the past 30 years, next year they’ve decided to lose one instead.
The deselection of our two sitting Labour councillors raises all sorts of interesting questions.
According to Labour Party rules, it seems, it is perfectly OK for nine activists sitting in the back room of the Labour Club to overturn the democratic decision of the more than 900 people who each voted for Phil Cartwright and John Wratten in 2011.
Which is fair enough maybe. You join a club and you abide by its rules. If the Labour Party rule book allows this to happen, who are we to argue?
But the next question is: was it wise? Was it intelligent? Did it make any political sense whatsoever?
Apparently the invitation to attend the meeting went out…
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