By 36 votes to three Labour members in Tottenham governing council agreed a statement slamming their MP, David Lammy and his boss Keir Starmer, for their betrayal of working people in their repudiation of striking workers.
The statement, which condemns the contempt shown by Lammy and the Labour party for working people fighting to protect their jobs and pay and the safety of the people who rely on their services and demands a U-turn from Lammy and Starmer.
This is a political earthquake for Lammy, a long time member of the party’s right wing who until now has enjoyed a criticism-free ride by his local party. In fact, until recently, he was regularly lorded on Twitter by the party’s one time secretary and local councillor who was at one time touted by Momentum as on the left.
The agreed motion states:
• Censures our MP David Lammy for his statements which undermine workers in struggle
and disparage the expression of solidarity with them.
• Affirms that Tottenham CLP will continue to express its solidarity with workers defending
(and where possible seeking to improve) their living standards and conditions, including by
attendance at trade union picket lines as well as by other appropriate means.
Tottenham Labour Party GC
Click here for a secure way to sign up, you will be supporting independent news. Click the button below.
Disagree with this article? why not write in and you can have your say? email us