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SUSPENDED HACKNEY CLLRS DEMAND LABOUR SETS UP ABUSE INQUIRY

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Suspended Labour Hackney councillors are 'throwing down the gauntlet' and risking expulsion by tabling a motion to ...
Suspended Labour Hackney councillors are 'throwing down the gauntlet' and risking expulsion by tabling a motion to council demanding a public inquiry into an alleged social work child abuse scandal, reports the Evening Standard (p6).

Five suspended members hope to count on the support of another 13 Labour colleagues in the inquiry demand. Such a rebellion would risk further intervention from the party's national executive committee and could leave the council's official Labour group smaller than rebels and Liberal Democrats combined, the paper reports.

The latest dispute centres on revelations that a social worker, Mark Trotter, was about to be arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children in care when he died of an Aids related illness. Councillors want an inquiry to look at claims that Mr Trotter, a local Labour party activist, continued to be employed after warning signs were received.

The Standard says the suspensions in Hackney look set to backfire and come back to haunt the party.
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