1. Sad and disappointed to receive email expelling me from @uklabour – particularly on a day leadership finally seems to be moving to the right place on Brexit, not least thanks to tactical voting by party members, including MPs, councillors and peers who back @peoplesvote_uk .
— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) May 28, 2019
2. I was not intending to publicise this at this stage, but have had calls from friends in the Party telling me it is now widely known and likely to be leaked. I have been advised by lawyers with expertise in this field I have grounds for appeal against expulsion and shall do so— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) May 28, 2019
3. I am and always will be Labour. I voted Lib Dem, without advance publicity, to try to persuade Labour to do right thing for country/party. In light of appeal, I won't be doing media on this. But hard not to point out difference in the way anti-Semitism cases have been handled.— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) May 28, 2019
4. Plenty of precedent of members voting for other parties/causes. Some are now senior Party staff. Approach also contrasts with our era when TB was being pressed by whips to withdraw whip for JC and others for persistently voting against @UKLabour in Parliament, and he said No— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) May 28, 2019
Campbell served as Tony Blair’s chief spokesman from 1994 to 2003 – overseeing two general election victories. Since the 2016 EU referendum he has been a prominent campaigner for another public ballot – dubbed a ‘People’s Vote’ – a policy which Labour has yet to fully embrace. A Labour Party spokesperson said: "Support for another political party or candidate is incompatible with Party membership.”