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Labour Members Move To Suspend Brexiteer MP Frank Field For Backing Tories

Some party members want whip withdrawn as a punishment

  • Paul Waugh
  • HuffPost

Veteran MP Frank Field is facing a move by his local Labour activists to have him suspended from the party as a punishment for voting with Theresa May on Brexit.

Embargoed to 0001 Monday January 29 File photo dated 08/12/14 of Labour MP Frank Field, who has issued a fresh warning about "state-sponsored destitution" amid claims of a "gaping hole" in the welfare system.
Embargoed to 0001 Monday January 29 File photo dated 08/12/14 of Labour MP Frank Field, who has issued a fresh warning about “state-sponsored destitution” amid claims of a “gaping hole” in the welfare system.

The former minister’s Merseyside constituency party will on Friday discuss an emergency motion to demand the “immediate” withdrawal of the Labour whip in protest at him backing the government last week.

Members of Birkenhead constituency Labour party (CLP) say that Field’s decision to vote with the Conservatives on the EU Trade Bill had shown a…

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