Sunday, January 24, 2010

Labour MP Anne Moffat sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey, along came 25 activists and sat down beside her and booted her arse away

Dear All

One of the longest running sagas has been the battle by Labour activists to get rid of Anne Moffat MP for East Lothian.

Now, activists have voted overwhelmingly to get rid of her and are seeking a candidate to replace her before the general election.
Representatives of branches voted 25 to five in favour of a motion calling for her deselection.

Her support has completely gone and this affair goes forward to the Labour National Executive to ratify.

A Scottish Labour spokesman said;

"Members are entitled, under the Labour party rules, to request the NEC to recommence the selection of the prospective parliamentary candidate. The motion was passed by local members and will be considered by the NEC at the next opportunity."

So this looks pretty bleak for her hanging on.

Earlier in her stormy political career, she sacked three of her staff, this act went down badly provoking anger in the constituency which she never recovered.

There are certain niceties to observe when dealing with staff

An MP is in the business of treating them correctly to assist them do their job and the staff are there to help the MP provide a superior service to constituents.

That way both stay in a job.

This is bad news for Iain Gray the MSP who shares the constituency representing it at Holyrood.

Can she expect support from the top?

Itdoesn’t look like, she seems to have been cast adrift as a Scottish Labour Party spokesman said;

"This is a local party issue. They have followed the correct procedure and the most important thing is that we win East Lothian, which we are confident that we will do at the general election."

Not one word of support for Moffat.

So, little Miss Moffat is going to get kicked off her tuffet!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

tris said...

My heart just pure bleeds.....

Yeah right...