Tuesday 28 May 2019 12:43 pm

Alastair Campbell expelled from the Labour Party

Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been kicked out of the Labour Party.

Campbell, who helped mastermind Labour’s 1997 general election landslide victory, revealed on Sunday he voted for the Lib Dems in the European elections as he supported the party’s anti-Brexit stance.

He took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to confirm he had now been expelled from Labour, although he pledged to appeal against the decision.


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.”

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