|I don’t like losing, and want my revenge|
Green, who was selected yesterday to be Labour’s candidate in the forthcoming Ramsgate Newington by-election, said in a statement which was distributed to over 200 Labour Party members that he “didn’t like losing” the election in Newington ward in 2015 and he hoped to be selected again because “ I want my revenge”.
Ex-TDC Councillor and blogger on local affairs, Ian Driver, said he had been contacted today (Friday 27 June 2016) by several angry Ramsgate Labour Party members who passed the internal document on to him and asked him to make their views known.Said the Driver “the people I have spoken to are disgusted by Green’s comments and regard what he said as an insult to the people of Newington for exercising their democratic rights to reject him in 2015. I totally agree! What Green said is arrogant, abusive and highly improper. The Labour Party should suspend the selection process and investigate Green’s comments. Surely there must be rules which prevent someone motivated by revenge and anger against the electorate seeking public office?”
“The people I have spoken to today, who are mainly new members of the Labour Party supportive of Jeremy Corbyn, approached me as a well-known, outspoken, left wing figure to express their views because they fear being bullied or suspended if they raised this matter themselves inside the Labour Party. I’m happy to help and I say again that a so called-politician who produces a statement which says“Karen Constantine and I fought the (Newington) ward well (in 2015) but were swept away by the UKIP surge and airport sentimentality… I don’t like losing, and want my revenge”
is insulting and dis-respectful of local people who chose not to elect him. Green should be made to stand aside for someone else who shows more respect for voters.