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SPLIT BETWEEN OLD AND NEW LABOUR CLAIMED IN BIRMINGHAM

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Birmingham City councillors met last might to decide top appointments, amid speculation that there will be a stand-...
Birmingham City councillors met last might to decide top appointments, amid speculation that there will be a stand-off between the left and centre of the Labour group for key posts.

Reported in the Birmingham Post (p3), moderate Labour members had already voiced concern about a group of the party's left wing which had drawn up a list of candidates to support.

However, members involved disputed the call for disciplinary action, saying they had merely formed a discussion group.

Left wing member Marj Bridle wanted to replace deputy leader Bryan Bird the paper said, and she had written to members to gather support.
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