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Published Date: 25 January 2010
EAST Lothian MP Anne Moffat is facing deselection by her local party after a rebellion which saw police called to Prestonpans Labour Club on Friday night.
Lothian and Borders Police confirmed officers had moved on 20 to 25 people from outside the club.

Inside, party members voted 25 to five to reopen the selection process to find a candidate for the general election.

Elected in 2001, Ms Moffat has been a controversial figure. Activists tried to have her deselected in 2007 but their attempt was defeated by union block votes. The following year a motion of no confidence passed by the local party was ruled unconstitutional by Labour headquarters.

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  • Last Updated: 25 January 2010 10:09 AM
  • Source: Edinburgh Evening News
  • Location: Edinburgh


musselburgh 25/01/2010 11:37:09
Great wedding present for anne moffat.the best move e.l.l.p has done for the eastlothian people in 50year, keep unison and the rest of the unions out of the next selection or we will have the same idiots taking taxpayers money!


25/01/2010 12:16:41
Please leave her there, please please please... we can deselect her in May


in the hoose 25/01/2010 16:25:05
Please please please stay Anne. You are doing a great job. I'll give you a bottle of whisky or vodka every day between now and the next election if you stay. How's the jogging gaun hen or are you feared tae gaun jogging now? Disnae say much for the Pans police that they never caught these horrible "untouchables".


25/01/2010 17:31:52
Never mind for the voters of Scotland will also get the opportunity to de-select the rest of Labour's 50 useless MP's in Scotland at the General Election.


edinburgh 26/01/2010 04:03:11
Anne Moffat, not supported by the unholy trinty of
The Skelector, the GRAYman and the Holy LARD George !!!


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