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NINE Labour Councillors Suspended In Liverpool

THE Labour Party has suspended a large chunk of its Councillors on Liverpool City Council after they voted against spending cuts.

Despite claiming to be the party of the working class, the Liverpool Labour group have introduced huge spending cuts in the council’s proposed budget – and is suspending any Councillor who opposes them.

Six more Labour Councillors were suspended this weekend, bringing the total to nine, following a declaration by Cllrs Alan Gibbons, Alison Clarke, Alfie Hincks, Rona Heron, Joanne Calvert and Lindsay Melia that they would vote against a whopping £10.7 million in cuts — including in social care.

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Cllr Alan Gibbons is among the nine suspended Labour Councillors

“A number of us issued a statement saying we were not voting for cuts” said Councillor Gibbons, who confirmed that he and his colleagues had received emails informing them they had been suspended and banned from attending Labour Party meetings or represent the part, pending an investigation by the national executive committee.

The Labour Party has long been failing Liverpudlians, with the council almost coming under direct government control last year following a spate of corruption and mismanagement.

In 2021, the city’s Labour mayor Joe Anderson was arrested as part of Operation Aloft, and charged with fraud and intimidation along with other associates.

The investigation into Mr Anderson’s alleged role in a multi-million-pound fraud is still ongoing.

LABOUR Councillor Arrested Over Alleged Drug Offence – Now Faces Extradition To USA

A LABOUR Councillor from Doncaster has appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court after being arrested by the Met Police for alleged drug offences.

27-year-old Daniel Barwell, who has since been suspended by the Labour Party, was remanded in custody after appearing in the dock for the commencement of extradition proceedings against him.

Police have confirmed that his arrest came about as the result of “the distribution of a controlled drug on a warrant issued at the request of the United States authorities”.

Little detail has so far been forthcoming as to the full nature of the allegations against the Councillor, who has previously spoken about his past drug addiction on social media.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “On Wednesday, February 2, in the Doncaster area, officers from the National Extradition Unit arrested a man wanted in the United States for an offence relating to the distribution of a controlled drug on a warrant issued at the request of the United States authorities.

“Daniel Barwell, aged 27 of Shaftesbury Avenue, Doncaster, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, February 3, for the commencement of extradition proceedings against him.”

VoteWatch will provide an update in due course.