activists have resigned in protest at the Iraq war, BBC Radio Four's Today
programme said this morning.
Reid said he had left the party because of his opposition to the war.
Local Labour MP Anne Campbell said the loss of party workers could be
damaging. 'There are still as many Labour party voters, but we're not able
to put in quite as much work as we have done in the past in getting them
out,' she said. 'I think that might have dire consequences for some of our
hard working city councillors.'
But Labour party chairman Ian McCartney denied there was a problem and told
Today more people were joining the party than leaving.
'I'm not complacent, these will be tough elections,' he said. 'Every
government suffers mid-term.'
Today reported that Labour does expect to lose hundreds of seats on 1 May.