Labour Selects Scandal-Ridden Rotherham Councillor as Candidate

Fresh from accusations of stifling local democracy, Labour’s candidate selection machine has generated yet more controversy. The Rother Valley CLP has selected Dominic Beck as its candidate. Dominic has been a Rotherham councillor since 2011. In 2014 a report found 1,400 Rotherham girls were victims of child sexual exploitation; the council cabinet, of which Beck was a member, rejected the report. In 2015 he was forced to resign after an independent report uncovered yet more incompetence. 

The Labour Party has been quick to dismiss these concerns. Neighbouring MP Sarah Champion celebrated Beck’s win, with his resignation apparently slipping her mind. This is perhaps not surprising when Beck himself has been keen to avoid scrutiny

Beck’s selection has been met with anger from voters. In a letter to the local paper, one resident described the selection as a “betrayal” of victims, adding “it is an insult to the electorate and puts the Labour Party even deeper into the sewers”. Keir Starmer has admitted he failed grooming victims before. It seems he hasn’t learnt his lesson.

Hat-tip: Charlie Peters

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Eddie Izzard Hits Out at Rosie Duffield Over Trans Comments

Eddie Izzard, the trans comedian who identifies as a Labour candidate, has taken a swing at Rosie Duffield over her comments on “misgendering”.  Speaking to PA, the comedian called Rosie “transphobic” and said she should “join the 21st century”. Izzard then added “I don’t think bullying is a great thing to be happening”. One trans woman’s bullying is another woman’s statement of fact…

Izzard is vying for selection in Sheffield Central, where all candidates issued a joint statement condemning “racism and transphobia”. Guido notes they didn’t actually address the issue itself, but chose to associate it with racism and decry it as bigotry.

No doubt they will still claim to have “won the argument”. Activists might want to take more note of the recent NHS guidelines saying that most children identifying as trans are just going through “a phase”. Perhaps the failure to engage in actual debate is why the issue is so toxic…

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Mims Davies U-Turns on Carpetbagging

Mims Davies has performed a screeching U-Turn on her statement that she was resigning as an MP and not moving to another seat. Last Wednesday, Guido removed Davies from our ‘MP’s standing down list‘, reporting that she had left open the possibility of looking for a seat elsewhere. But Davies told Guido emphatically that she wasn’t carpetbagging, so she was reinstated

Davies provided an assurance to Guido in writing that “It’s not true that I have left Eastleigh to move to another seat.” But now, just one week later she is seeking to do exactly that…

Davies is now one of three candidates shortlisted for Nick Soames’ safe West Sussex seat to be selected this Saturday. Either that’s one hell of a U-Turn, or she was being less than honest with Guido…

The seat seems to have attracted another less than honest candidate, in the form of Virginia Crosbie – the deputy chair of Kensington Tories. She is suddenly claiming on her website that “I have lived in West Sussex with my husband, our three children and our cocker spaniel Violet for over 10 years.”

Which surprised Guido, as in April this biography of her’s claimed she’s lived in Kensington for 20 years; “a great community, a place of exciting contrasts that draw people to live and work here.” Kensington’s certainly an exciting contrast from West Sussex…

The final shortlisted candidate is Gove SpAd, and perennial TV commentator, Henry Newman – a councillor in Camden (thirty-eight miles away). Isn’t it said the advantage of our political system is it ensures a local representative…

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