Labour’s most prominent pro-Brexit campaigner has suffered damning condemnation from her own constituency party, after its members voted unanimously to censure her for “supporting” Nigel Farage in the EU referendum.
Kate Hoey, who chaired the Labour Leave group, faced an uprising from members in the London seat she has served as an MP for for almost 30 years.
Despite spearheading the Labour Brexit movement, Hoey’s Vauxhall constituency falls in Lambeth borough, which returned the highest Remain votes - 79% - in the British Isles.
Last night Vauxhall’s Labour members voted unanimously to pass a motion criticising Hoey for her appearances with ex-Ukip leader Farage and failing to condemn the ‘Breaking Point’ poster, despite the alleged entreaties of a number of Vauxhall Labour members.
Those who supported a campaign built on lies and xenophobia need to be held to account for their actions.