Are McNicol's Days Numbered?: Labour Members Demand Suspension
A Sussex CLP has called for the NEC to suspend and investigate of General Secretary Iain McNicol for his activities during last years 'purge' and his policies regarding the Labour Youth Conference.
Sources have also told the Prole Star that the GMB union is considering withdrawing their support for McNicol, which would effectively make his continuation in post untenable.
The resolution was passed by Bexhill and Battle Labour this week, thanks in large part to the determined efforts of left and LRC supporters, and a copy has been forwarded to this blog. It reads:
"The current general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol has allegedly brought the Labour Party into disrepute on numerous occasions. The most recent being in relation to the allegations that he is disingenuously attempting to impose a particular voting system on the Young Labour Conference"
"This follows suspicion that the official Labour party general election campaign was poorly run with resources wilfully misdirected. That rules were broken at the 2016 conference that led to two additional seats being guaranteed on the NEC"
"Suspending thousands of Labour Party members on spurious charges. Many who remain in suspension. Even worse there are those who have been expelled without due process, the right of representation or without the right of appeal"
"This is unacceptable. If these repeated concerns are based on substance the General Secretary should be held ultimately responsible for these actions. We call on the NEC to suspend Iain McNicol while a thorough disciplinary investigation is carry out into these allegations"
Given this news, the Prole Star should perhaps be hurrying to submit our petition calling on McNicol to expel Tony Blair from the party (12,600 signatures and counting) or possibly we should wait for his successor!