We’ve commented before that the battle for the soul of the local Wirral Labour Party will be down to grass-roots activists throwing off the shackles of the amoral political careerists and the corrupt bullies that have brought the party so low in recent years.
Following the ousting of Jim ” Crabby”Crabtree from the Bidston & St.James ward there are further encouraging signs that the party faithful are not prepared to do as their told by their “betters” (Orwell’s Animal Farm springs to mind).
We say this as news reaches us that Mayor Joe Anderson’s nomination for Metro Mayor isn’t going down too well this side of the Mersey. Indeed we understand that there was a distinct lack of support at a recent meeting of the Wallasey Constituency Labour Party . …and Mayor Joe is not happy as his nomination could now be in jeopardy!.
Local Labour Party members have been in touch to tell us they’re perplexed by Wirral Labour “Leader” Phil “Power Boy Pip” Davies’ steadfast support for Mayor Joe’s nomination which you can see here :
Labour party members are telling us that they can only see this support in terms of a political career move and suggest that serial political wannabe Power Boy Pip – who let’s remember lost the West Wirral seat to Esther McVey in the General Election in 2010 and was only made leader of the local Labour Party because Steve Foulkes was ousted in a vote of no confidence in 2012 – is angling to be Mayor Joe’s Deputy Mayor.
It’s just a shame that his local party members are having none of it! – especially as Pip is looking increasingly like a man in need of an exit strategy before the shit hits the fan!.
But then we should thank our lucky stars as Birkenhead MP Frankenfield recently commented on the Metro Mayor post : ” If I was 20 years younger I’d be after it!” http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/14528555.Another_Liverpool_politician_joins_race_to_be_our_first__metro_mayor_/
And if that doesn’t give you nightmares we don’t know what would!.