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9 hours ago, Delbow said:

The Guardian also report that Wakeford previously co-sponsored a bill advocating that where MPs defect, a bye election should be called. With a hard right voting record, I'm not sure this is much of a coup for Labour. They should call a bye election and stand someone else as a candidate - they'd win it.

On  news tonight Labour members  in area where he is now a “ Labour “ Mp , are not welcoming and happy with him 

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Angie on Peston calling for a general election . Who was the last Labour Mp who did that and how did it end ?

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10 hours ago, El Cid said:

He chose the party which would most likely re-elect him next time. Not much difference between Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the latter are to the right of Labour, but as a LD he would not be re-elected.

There can be no guarantee he will be selected as a candidate for Labour at the next general election.  Neither the local Labour supporters or the Tories will want him.  

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17 minutes ago, West 77 said:

There can be no guarantee he will be selected as a candidate for Labour at the next general election.  Neither the local Labour supporters or the Tories will want him.  

I agree totally.

 

I don't like all of this swapping allegiances. Labour should have told him to sit as an independent and vote with them if he wished. 

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7 minutes ago, sibon said:

I agree totally.

 

I don't like all of this swapping allegiances. Labour should have told him to sit as an independent and vote with them if he wished. 

The MP in question would have had some credibility if he had decided to be an independent MP after leaving the Tory party.  The MP attracted negative publicity by his behaviour in relationship to positions he continued to hold on Lancashire council after winning the seat in the 2019 general election.  

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I read that two of his office staff are Conservative councillors.  Work should be awkward today!

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2 hours ago, West 77 said:

There can be no guarantee he will be selected as a candidate for Labour at the next general election.  Neither the local Labour supporters or the Tories will want him.  

If he hasnt got those assurances, then he is either brave or just wants to serve one term.

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20 hours ago, hackey lad said:

Maybe some ordinary people put the interest of the country before their own 

Feathering your own nest with millions is NOT putting your country first

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“Levelling up”:

 

 

Mafia-grade pork barrel politics, more like.

 

Conservative voters must be feeling so proud these days 😏

 

Can’t wait for what Tory story breaks out tomorrow.  Forget your soaps, X factors and other dancing-eating celebs, this  is entertainment crack 😆

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4 minutes ago, El Cid said:

If he hasnt got those assurances, then he is either brave or just wants to serve one term.

I don't know whether Keir Starmer has the authority to give assurances.  One thing for sure is the local Labour party members in Bury South won't be happy with an ex Tory MP standing for them in a general election.  The only reason  Keir Starmer has accepted the MP into the Labour party is for publicity.  The Labour party needs voters who voted Tory at the last general election to switch to Labour next time if they are to have any chance of stopping the Tories winning again and a Tory MP switching to Labour may encourage some voters to do the same.

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2 hours ago, West 77 said:

There can be no guarantee he will be selected as a candidate for Labour at the next general election.  Neither the local Labour supporters or the Tories will want him.  

Agreed.

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Which ever party they are from I have no time for MPs who cross the floor to join another party.  They should stay with the party they were elected to serve and help make their leader accountable for their actions.  Who would want to vote for a traitor?  

 

 We need reform to hold a by-election  when this happens.  

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