Appeal Court

12 August 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after the Appeal Court decision this afternoon on voting in the Labour leadership contest. Mick said: ‘This is a sad day for democracy and makes a mockery of the efforts we have made to get people to participate in our parliamentary democracy, to become members of our political party, and to play a full part in the political process. We urged people to join, and play a part, and now the Appeal Court has ruled that they cannot vote. It’s a decision that will lead to even greater disenchantment with the political process, not just for the 130,000 members of the Labour Party who have been disenfranchised today, but for all the other people who have seen what has happened.’

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