The NEC has suspended Wallasay CLP; I was looking through the rules to see how they’ve done it. Chapter 6 applies only to the disciplining of individuals. Chapter 1, Clause VII, 3 A gives the NEC, not the General Secretary the right to suspend a party unit. Rule 1 VII 5 gives the NEC the power to delegate this decision to an Officer or sub committee. So where’s the minute?
Shakrabrti also criticised the Party for suspending people pending invesigation, or least for making this the default position.
I also discovered a rule that the Leader is entitled to attend any meeting of the Labour Party. So that makes Corbyn’s exclusion during the NEC illegal.