Don't believe everything you read on LabourHome
Top topic for gossip amongst Labour hacks this week has been what process might happen with selections if there is an early election.
The story has changed about three times, but Alex Hilton over at LabourHome has decided to go for it with his analysis here:
Unfortunately Alex's story - although I believe the thrust of it is correct that the NEC will shortlist and then there will be all member hustings votes in winnable seats - is riddled with glitches in the detail:
- he links Jack Dromey to two seats but not to the one I understood he was actually going for
- he suggests a vacancy in Barking which I should think is news, and rather annoying, to the incumbent MP M Hodge who has put a lot of effort into getting reselected
- he names the NEC Officers erroneously - Mike Griffiths isn't the Chair any more, it's now Dianne Hayter
This may all be academic now given the latest polls, but I do think it shows that whilst LabourHome is a great source of selection gossip, some of it is posted in haste and not 100% accurate.