The Cardiff South and Penarth Constiuency Labour Party is said not to be endorsing either candidate in the Labour leadership election

The Cardiff South and Penarth Constituency Labour Party is said not to be endorsing either candidate in the Labour leadership election

It’s being reported by party insiders that the Cardiff South and Penarth Constituency Labour Party has decided not to nominate either Jeremy Corbyn or  Owen Smith for the leadership of the Labour Party.

The report comes just as the neighbouring Cardiff Central Constituency Labour Party has voted to nominate Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership.

Constituency Labour Moninations claim that the Cardiff Central Constyituency Labour Party has voted to back Jeremy Corbyn

The Twitter site, Constituency Labour Party Nominations, has announced that the Cardiff Central Constituency Labour Party has nominated Jeremy Corbyn.

Jo Stevens Labour MP for Cardiff Central - whose own Constituency Labour Party has voted against her and nominated Jeremy Corbyn

Jo Stevens Labour MP for Cardiff Central – whose own Constituency Labour Party has voted against her and nominated Jeremy Corbyn

In supporting Jeremy Corbyn, the Cardiff Central Labour Party is defying the constituency’s own Labour MP Jo Stevens (who is backing Owen Smith)  – raising questions about whether Stevens may – in time – face potential deselection before the 2020 General Election .

For the duration of the leadership election campaign,  all meetings of Labour Constituency Parties everywhere have been banned by the party except for those constituency meetings being held to discuss a nomination in the leadership contest.

It was at one of these ‘permitted’ meetings that the Cardiff Central Constituency Labour Party made its decision to back Corbyn.

Now activists are asking senior Labour figures – including local Labour AM Vaughan Gething –  why the views of Labour Party members in the Cardiff South and Penarth Constituency aren’t also being sought, and why the Penarth Labour Party isn’t submitting a nomination for the Labour leadership.

Cardiff South and Penarth Labour MP, Stephen Doughty, is currently away on holiday but is not a Corbyn supporter.

The green areas are those where the local labour parties are supporting Jeremy Corbyn

The green areas are those where the local Labour parties are supporting Jeremy Corbyn

So far across the country more than 270 Constituency Labour Parties have submitted nominations – at least 230 of which have been for Jeremy Corbyn.

Only one  nomination has been made in Wales so far for Corbyn’s rival Owen Smith – and that’s  from the Blaenau Gwent Constituency Labour Party – a nomination that was made only by senior party figures in a secret ballot  and in which the views of most local  Labour  Party members were not sought.




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  1. Hamish Munnypenny says:

    Funny to see the Penarth Labour Club pictured here when it has no connection with the Labour Party – other than historically. You don’t have to be a member of the party to join the club – the connection was severed over twenty years ago.

  2. Doctor David says:

    Penarth branch of the Labour Party meets at The Kymin. The Labour Club is a private drinking establishment open to members of all parties, and has nothing to do with the party.

    • Peter Church says:

      Perhaps they should change the name, as the colour and font look very much like the Labour Party!
      Is there not a law against “passing off” ?

      • Doctor David says:

        It’s not a font, it’s a typeface, more like Ariel than the Labour Party’s Helvetica, and it doesn’t have the Labour Party logo, which is registered. Letters and colours are not restricted – they are in the public arena, free for everyone to use. There is no ‘passing off’, otherwise, which religious institution are you pretending to be? Are you pretending to be St. Peter’s Church? Have you got a brother Norman? Tesco have a red logo – are they passing off as the Labour Party too?

      • Keith Inker says:

        Peter, I suggest you Google the legal term “a moron in a hurry”, which explains more about ‘passing off’ as an infringement of trademark rights.

      • Peter Church says:

        Two Labour supporters here who are just a little bit pissed off their party is going down the drain 🙂
        Come on Jeremy, you can win!
        He might even nationalise local entrainment clubs, so you can keep the red word “Labour” above the door.

      • Doctor David says:

        I’m not a Labour supporter. I am a Plaid Cymru supporter.

      • Keith Inker says:

        Peter, it is rather perverse of you to assume that I am a Labour supporter simply because I have pointed out another assumption you made, incorrectly, about the legal term “passing off”.
        It is clear that you are not a person who would let facts get in the way of your opinions.
        Furthermore, do you have a definition for the “local entrainment clubs” you suggest Jeremy (Corbyn, I assume) would wish to nationalise?
        A little bit of care in reading, comprehension and writing would not go amiss, and possibly help you to adjust your opinions to more closely match reality.
        Not everyone with a different viewpoint to you is a Labour supporter, and the placing of a smiling icon does not mitigate your ppassive aggression.

      • Peter Church says:

        The good Doctor and Mr Inker should get out more and lighten up a little!
        Do you both edit wiki and look for subtle mistakes in your spare time?
        Better being ppassive aggressive, than being anally retentive me thinks 🙂

        Ask 100 in Penarth who walk past the “Penarth Labour Club” what’s the club about and very few would reply “it’s a general entertainment club with no connection to the Labour Party, oh and the type face and colour have no connection either”

      • Keith Inker says:

        Ask 100 people anything you like, and if they give the wrong answer, they are still wrong. You don’t get to vote on the facts you like, and if most of the humans alive 10,000 years ago thought the world was flat, it was because no one knew any better.
        If you don’t like being corrected when you are mistaken, then the only thing you will ever learn is how to appear daft.

      • Hamish Munnypenny says:

        An appeal to popularity does not change the truth. It’s no good trying to find others who don’t know. It only needs one person to correct your error, and then you can change your views to match the reality.

  3. Andrew Worsley says:

    Anyone with half a brain should have realized by now Owen Smith is a total joke, a nobody seeking to be somebody , the fact he is a PR man for a drugs company shines through in his demeanour . He is a poseur , is deluded and is so artificial , Jeremy Corbyn has achieved results for Labour in the past year in a number of areas , whilst Mr Smith has achieved nothing that we are aware of apart from trying to champion the cowardly traitors in the Labour party ranks .

  4. Peter Church says:

    The Labour party seem set on self destruction. How anti democratic to allow members to join and take their money in good faith then for Ian Mc Nicol the blairite NEC chair to decide you had to be a member for six months to try and skew the leadership result. This after 130,000 joined and he was afraid they were mostly in favour of Corbyn.
    They should not be allowed run a burger van, let alone a political party. Wales Labour, Penarth Labour and all our local Councillors, MPs and AM seem very quiet, afraid they will back the wrong candidate and get reselected. They all appear to have lost their tongues as well as their backbones!
    Like it or not Labour is changing by new members coming in and moving the party further to the left.

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