An index of statements and articles — predominantly tweets and photographs — relating to the annual meeting of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party at City College, Pelham Street, on July 9
This is intended as a repository of experiences of people who attended the annual meeting, shared their experiences, or engaged in allegations about “spitting” and “abusive behaviour” that partly contributed to the suspension of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party and the annulment of results that had secured the election of candidates who support Jeremy Corbyn.
It was the biggest party unit, with the biggest vote, and biggest majority in favour of those supporting the Labour Party leader. The results were annulled by the Labour Party’s NEC on July 14 and the old executive committee members we re-instated.
The following articles are intended to help you make up your mind whether or not the NEC’s decision — made without any investigation or gathering of any evidence — was justified.
It has been compiled after the full statement by Matt Tully, the alleged “spitter — who immediately made himself known to Councillor Warren Morgan, leader of the Labour Group on Brighton and Hove City Council, and to other Labour councillors. None, however, lodged a complaint with the newly-elected executive committee; none tried to contact Mr Tully to get his version of events.
Mr Tully has since made a formal complaint to the Labour Party NEC that Cllr Morgan has brought the Labour Party into disrepute by his repeated comments and uncorrobrated allegations that have caused significant distress and tarnished the reputation of more than 600 people who attended the annual meeting on July 9.
If you attended the annual meeting, please email your experience — of any kind to BHDLabourParty@gmail.com
Statement by Matt Tully, written on Sunday, July 10, after he made himself known to Councillor Warren Morgan, the leader of the Labour Group on Brighton and Hove City Council who alleged there had been “spitting” and “abusive behaviour” at the annual meeting of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party. These allegations partly contributed to the City Party being suspended and the results annulled;
Complaint submitted to Iain McNicol, Labour Party general secretary, by Matt Tully on July 15, alleging Councillor Warren Morgan, leader of the Labour Group on Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party has brought the party into disrepute by repeatedly alleging there had been “spitting” and “abusive behaviour” of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party. These allegations partly contributed to the City Party being suspended and the results annulled;
[A reminder of Cllr Morgan’s secret email to “friends”, sent a week before the annual meeting]
Selection of tweets: Nicky Easton, a member of the outgoing executive committee (vice-chair, campaigns) who was defeated at the AGM; she was subsequently re-instated after the results were annulled and the Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party suspended by the party’s NEC;
Selection of tweets: Councillor Caroline Penn responded to tweets by her friend Cllr Emma Daniel. Like other councillors who exchanged tweets within 24 hours of the AGM, Cllr Penn did not make a complaint to the newly-elected executive committee;