Statement by Haringey Labour Chairs regarding Cllr Barbara Blake

“We have been informed today by the national party that Cllr Barbara Blake, a Labour councillor in Seven Sisters Ward in LB Haringey, has been expelled from the Labour Party.

"Cllr Barbara Blake had repeatedly expressed her support on Twitter for Change UK, a party set up to undermine Labour. Most recently, Cllr Barbara Blake had retweeted in support of Change UK's EU election campaign at a time when members of our two Constituency Labour Parties were engaged in daily campaign sessions.

“Cllr Blake has seriously let down Labour members across Haringey who freely give of their time as volunteers to campaign for Labour, in local, national, London and European elections, helping to elect representatives like Cllr Blake. Rather than joining the members in promoting the party and its policies in our local community, Cllr Blake betrayed those members. It is right that she has been removed from the party.”

Nick Rogers, Chair Tottenham CLP Celia Dignan, Chair, Horney & Wood Green CLP