Inside Croydon

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how the Labour  parliamentary candidate in Croydon South has been breaking party rules by supporting political rivals

Efforts by the Progress wing of the Lambeth South/Croydon Labour Party to de-stabilise Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team could stumble over one of their common failings – blatant hypocrisy.

Emily Benn, left, in full-on selfie mode during the election campaign with Progress MP Steve Reed. Reed has since accepted a job in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow team Emily Benn, left, in full-on selfie mode during the election campaign with Progress MP Steve Reed OBE. Reed has since accepted a job in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow team

The Hon Emily Benn, the West Thornton councillor, has gone to the newspapers today with a letter she has sent to Labour officials in which she calls for the expulsion of Corbyn’s political adviser, fellow Croydon resident Andrew Fisher, after he sent a tweet 15 months ago apparently in support of a candidate from a rival party.

But Inside Croydon has found evidence on social media of Councillor Benn apparently encouraging people…

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