Apparently I do not support the aims and values of the Labour Party. Arguably, neither do they in recent times. HO HO.
— Rosie Fletcher (@rosieatlarge) August 20, 2015
While one more has been voting Labour his whole life:
What's most galling about this is that I wasn't joining as a supporter. I'm a fully paid up member and joined before the leadership contest.— Rosie Fletcher (@rosieatlarge) August 20, 2015
The expulsion has been dubbed #LabourPurge on Twitter. A Labour spokesperson said:
@#Corbyn4Leader 71yrs old,voted labour all my life disgusted at Lab elites turning voters away. Not what I believe in. TRUE LABOUR— jimmy sutherland#GTTO (@j_sutherland2) August 20, 2015
While we want the widest number of supporters to have their say in Labour’s leadership contest, the Labour Party has a robust system to prevent fraudulent or malicious applications. All applications are verified against the Electoral Register, and any who are identified by our verification team or by local Labour branches as not sharing the aims or values of the Labour Party will be denied a vote.It comes as leaked files, seen by the Guardian, show how a Labour committee ignored the advice of lawyers on verifying new registries. Party lawyers had pushed for an extra stage of verification, which would have asked people known to have voted for other political parties to confirm again they support Labour party values, writing to explain why they are now supporting Labour. But, the Labour committee voted against this measure. Labour received more than 160,000 applications to vote in its leadership contest in the final 24 hours of registration alone. Around 400,000 people have registered to vote since the General Election. Read more: Over 600,000 apply to vote in last-minute surge expected to benefit Jeremy Corbyn Given how close the vote could be, there is concern that the party is more likely to face a legal challenge after the vote than if the advice had been followed.