Confidential Labour document: Tom Blenkinsop ‘the enemy within’
The SKWAWKBOX has come into possession of a confidential report by a Labour North investigator into the workings of a Labour council group within Labour MP and arch-critic of Jeremy Corbyn Tom Blenkinsop’s Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (MSEC) constituency.
Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop
The report dates back to the end of 2012, but its contents bear out the idea – completely contrary to his attempts to offload the blame for a recent council seat loss onto the Labour leader – that Blenkinsop allegedly presides over a relationship with councillors and constituents so deeply dysfunctional that Labour’s standing in the area has been deeply damaged.
In 2012, the state of Redcar & Cleveland council’s Labour Group had reached such a pass that Nick Wallis, a member of Labour North’s regional board, had to intervene over a period of five months – and he described what he found as a ‘
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