Amid the row to prevent transgender women from being selected as candidates on all-female shortlists, a Labour activist has now been suspended.
Jennifer James recently launched a CrowdJustice campaign, Keep All-Women Shortlists Female.
In a letter to Ms James dated 25 January 2018, she was informed that she has been suspended from the Labour Party and is to face an internal investigation.
Labour states in the letter that the suspension and investigation is due to her activity on social media which may breach party rules.
In a tweet, James said “I’ve been called in by the local Labour group for a “Change of Circumstances” interview and will probably now get thrown of the panel of approved councillor candidates. Why? Because I’m not afraid to say women don’t have dicks”.
I've been suspended from the Labour party for saying women don't have dicks. pic.twitter.com/OU2suR4XBb
— Two Flames (@msjenniferjames) January 25, 2018
Labour has banned someone from rejoining the party due to partaking in the online fundraiser which was started by James.
A facebook group, Labour against Transphobia, has been set up to oppose James’ CrowdJustice campaign.
The group is calling for donors to the campaign to be suspended from the party. Jennifer James has condemned them as “secret Stalinist squirrels”.
LATEST: The Labour party has BLOCKED a woman names on the crowdfunder from rejoining as a member.
The woman is named on Wes Streeting and Angie Rayner's stalinist secret squirrels' 'hit list': pic.twitter.com/Q8x9f3ZrpV
— Two Flames (@msjenniferjames) January 28, 2018