Source: Labour List UK
Steven Saxby, a candidate who was selected for the key marginal seat of The Cities of London and Westminster, has been suspended from the Labour Party.
The so-called ‘Red Rev’ is no longer Labour’s candidate for the constituency, as suspended party members cannot be candidates.
Saxby’s case has been referred upwards by Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) to the highest disciplinary body, the national constitutional committee (NCC).
Pending that process, Saxby has been suspended from the party.
The decision was made on the same day that Jas Athwal, a frontrunner in the Ilford South selection race, was suspended pending investigation of a sexual harassment case.
A Labour spokesperson said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints extremely seriously, which are investigated and any appropriate disciplinary action taken in line with the party’s rules and procedures. We can’t comment on individual cases.”
It was recently announced that ex-Labour MP and current Streatham representative Chuka Umunna will run for the Lib Dems in Two Cities.
Saxby’s Twitter account and website have been suspended. Saxby has been contacted by LabourList for comment.