A HARLOW councillor has signed a petition calling for the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer to re-instate former shadow education secretary, Rebecca Long Bailey.
Ms Bailey was sacked last week for sharing an article on social media with an anti-semitic conspiracy theory.
The Socialist Campaign Group of Labour councillors issued the statement.
It can be read below.
“We wish to record our appreciation of the good work which Rebecca Long-Bailey has conducted in her role with Labour’s education brief, including her resistance to the premature and unsafe wider opening of schools.
“We call on Keir Starmer to issue a full and unequivocal apology to Rebecca Long-Bailey, and to reinstate her to her shadow cabinet position.”
Statement on the unjust sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour Councillors.”
Among the councillors who have signed the petition is Netteswell councillor Shannon Jezzard, who is one of dozens of Labour councillors across the country who have signed the petition.
Many on the left of the party have been greatly disappointed by the decision but have mobilised under a campaign of “Don’t Leave, Organise”.
Cllr Jezzard is steadily becoming the most vocal of all the Labour councillors on the left in Harlow Council with a number of tweets criticising Sir Keir Starmer. Recently she tweeted “If I was the leader of the opposition, I would catch myself on (wise up)”, “Controversial take I know but the Labour Party doesn’t exist to appease the Tories.” and ‘Labour friends of imperialism is it?”
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