Labour Party expels members who tweeted support for 'Scottish Nationalist Party' during general election

Image, posted on social media, appeared to show a letter from a Labour Compliance Officer informing one former party member

Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy

The Labour Party has reportedly expelled Scottish party members who expressed support for the SNP on social media during the general election campaign.

A photograph posted on Twitter earlier this afternoon appeared to inform a “Mr McLean” that as he had “publicly stated via social media” he intended to vote for the “Scottish Nationalist Party” he was “no longer a member of the Labour Party”.

Compliance Officer Jane Shaw cites “Clause 2.I.4.B” of the Labour Party regulations as grounds to expel members.

The rule states that should a member support a political organisation other than the Labour Party the member is “automatically ineligible to be or remain a party member”.

The SNP (Scottish National Party) made sweeping gains in the last general election – mostly at the expense of either Labour or Liberal Democrat candidates.

A photograph of the letter has already been retweeted hundreds of times.

A spokesperson from the Labour Party did not return requests for comment.

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