Ms Oddy said she was "totally astonished" by the decision. "I do not know what the reasons are and do not know what I am supposed to have done."
The MEP for Coventry and Warwickshire North decided last year to take Labour to an industrial tribunal over the way it selected its candidates for the forthcoming 10 June European elections. Under the "closed list" system of proportional representation, the public will be able to vote only for a party rather than a candidate.
This gives huge power to the parties to decide which MEPs are elected. Ms Oddy was placed seventh on Labour's list of eight candidates in the West Midlands, giving her little chance of retaining her seat.Reuse content