Labour Councillor Purged for Speaking to Left-Wing Paper a Year Before It Was Banned
"The other people notified of my expulsion yesterday, I am told, were the chair and secretary of Harrow West CLP as well as the chief whip of Harrow Labour Group," Fitzpatrick said.
If Labour believes it acceptable to punish people by introducing rules and applying them retrospectively we urgently need clarification on their plans if in government for our justice system.— Pamela Fitzpatrick (@PamelaFitzNWC) November 21, 2021
I was a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee which advises Parliament on social security Law. I gave it up in 2014 to stand as a Labour Councillor. Had I made a different choice I would not have been subjected to 5 years of harassment and defamation. https://t.co/qdf0WqTsD6— Pamela Fitzpatrick (@PamelaFitzNWC) November 21, 2021
The expulsion of Pam Fitzpatrick is the culmination of a campaign of harassment that should never be accepted in any organisation, let alone the Labour Party. Join me in calling for an independent investigation into this case & reinstatement of this fine socialist. @PamelaFitzNWC— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) November 20, 2021
@PamelaFitzNWC is a tremendous campaigner and someone who always stands firmly with people against injustice.— Apsana Begum MP (@ApsanaBegumMP) November 20, 2021
She and all others expelled in this way from the Labour Party without the principles of natural justice applied, should be reinstated immediately. https://t.co/aMF6RuFf3o
The expulsion of @PamelaFitzNWC for allegedly breaking a Labour rule which didn’t even exist at the time of the alleged breach should concern everyone in our Party, right to the top, who believes in natural justice.— Richard Burgon MP (@RichardBurgon) November 20, 2021
Pam should be reinstated and an independent investigation held.
Pamela Fitzpatrick, a lawyer and Labour candidate at the last election, has been expelled.— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) November 20, 2021
There are thousands of cases still being processed and many councillors and candidates I’ve spoken to - many not on left - think it’ll have implications for Labour in May elections. https://t.co/ne85X0Dx8J