We share these concerns expressed, of information of individual members being suspended, for what would seem to be expressing personal opinions, or sharing others, and look upon the Labour Party to preserve the right of free expression. Please see below the text of a motion from Henley BLP and reasons for their support of the motion.
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TEXT OF FREE SPEECH MOTION
This branch believes that there should be no infringement on the rights of free speech and free criticism within the Labour Party. The thousands of suspensions of Labour members during the 2016 leadership election, based often on one-off comments on social media, unsubstantiated claims or association with left wing organisations, appears to have been politically motivated.
This process was an affront to democracy and this CLP condemns the entire process. Legitimate grievances should be dealt with according to the principles…
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