Following the recent expulsions of Jill Mountford and Cathy Nugent, members of the Lewisham Labour Parties, on grounds of association with Workers’ Liberty, Nick Wrack has been expelled from Camberwell and Peckham Labour Party, also in South London.
All these expulsions have been carried out by the shadowy “Compliance Unit”, an (unelected) subsection of Labour Party head office given no authority by the Labour Party rulebook which nonetheless has declared itself to have powers to decree “automatic” expulsion.
The Compliance Unit wrote to Nick to say that the CLP had been given extended time to object to his membership, and then to say that the CLP officers had in fact objected. No charges, no hearing.
Nick, brother of FBU leader Matt Wrack is a longstanding left activist. It is a scandal that the Compliance Unit hunts him down yet welcomes people from Ukip and the Tory party with open arms.