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Disability Campaigner Francesca Martinez Banned From Voting In Labour Leadership Election

August 20, 2015

Apparently, for voting for Jeremy Corbyn.

Same Difference has no preference for any political party or any Labour leadership candidate- but this doesn’t seem fair or democratic to us. And reports suggest she’s not the only one.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2015 3:32 pm

    How many people have paid money before for other Labour leadership elections? There was none of this for Milliband or Blair the only reason they can have for stopping someone from voting is because they don’t agree with their choice. Other MP’s, or failed MP’s signing up should be stopped, I kept putting it off signing up and missed it, the 3 losers, Corbyn’s opposition are pulling out every trick to make sure one of them wins.

  2. John Hargrave permalink
    August 20, 2015 4:13 pm

    What a diabolical state of affairs. If Francesca is a paid up Labour supporter then she can vote for who she likes.

  3. jeffrey davies permalink
    August 20, 2015 4:59 pm

    Apparently, for voting for Jeremy Corbyn yes the blair babies now their time up yet dirty tricks they do with their bigger brother the tories to stop jc

  4. Dino permalink
    August 20, 2015 5:19 pm

    I stand to be corrected BUT I’d suggest Francesca was blocked because she’s fronted “The Peoples’ Assembly”and that’s kinda, sorta, almost, a rival/”hardleft” organization. I hope Francesca at least got a refund on her supporter/membership subscription. You would’ve thought Labour would have welcomed this massive influx of new members with open arms but seems paranoia and susceptibility to tabloid scaremongering trumps all. Sad times.

    • tiggysagar permalink
      August 21, 2015 12:46 am

      It’s only a rival party if it’s stood against Labour in an election.

  5. Pauline Vernon permalink
    August 20, 2015 11:58 pm

    I’ve been blocked, too, and they kept my £3. But, thinking about it, the Labour Party is within its rights in my case.

    As a social democrat, I share the values of the party, but I don’t necessarily share its aims, one of which is to triumph in elections over other parties. Since I am currently a member of the Green Party, and would only join the Labour Party if Jeremy Corbyn were its leader, it would be fair to say that I wouldn’t mind if the Green Party beat the Labour Party in, say, Brighton, where Caroline Lucas is doing such a fine job.

    It follows, therefore, that the Labour Party is acting within its rules (archaic though they may be) to bar me from supporting the Labour Party and voting in its leadership election. Never mind – Jeremy Corbyn will still win, even without my vote.

  6. August 21, 2015 12:36 am

    If he wins, does that mean you share views of the leader but not the party? How would that be possible?

    • August 21, 2015 10:19 am

      It seems that the views and aims of Tovarisch Corbyn do not necessarily match those of the Parliamentary Labour Party, which seems intent on supporting Israel despite Israeli policies that have not led to a lasting peace in the Middle East, and which seems determined to retain nuclear weapons even though they must not be used, cannot be used and cannot really be afforded.

  7. August 22, 2015 9:07 pm

    what a mess. what a carry on, what a disgusted with the lot of em.(except Jeremy Corbyn who refuses to join in all these dirty tricks and back biting.etc.;)


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