I have sought some clarity on the mystery suspension of a Brent Councillor I alluded to recently. Apparently an application for a suspension was made, and a junior Labour Party official is said to have approved it. Shortly afterward, Brent Labour Group was written more formally by the Labour Party and told there was no valid grounds for suspension. therefore the councillor was restored as a member of the Group he should never have been removed from.
What is more interesting is why Cllr Muhammed Butt is engaging in such distractions during Sadiq Khan's campaign. Barbara Pitruzzella is an excellent candidate and I would be shocked if the Kilburn by election turns out to be anything other than a solid win for Labour. Although Sadiq Khan is leading in the polls, I am less certain of his winning. The Tories smear tactics are desperate but there would be no point in sinking that low unless they thought they had a prospect of success.
It is odd for the Labour Leader of Brent Council to be trying to stir up problems in the Labour Group in the run up to such an important vote.