This week a range of campaigning organisations, Labour members and affiliates have supported an appeal for support for a statement entitled ‘Let the members decide – for Labour Party Democracy.’
Trade union leaders call for "common sense to prevail" - with Labour giving Driscoll the opportunity to stand and for the party to uphold the right of members to chose their candidate.
Jamie Driscoll, Jon Trickett, Rachel Garnam (CLPD), Mick Whelan (ASLEF), Kathy Bole (Disability Labour) challenged the clampdown on party democracy - including Jamie's own shocking exclusion.
Jamie Driscoll writes on Boris Johnson's resignation; and Labour's factional motivation to exclude the North of Tyne Mayor from standing - effectively stopping members from exerting their democratic rights.
"The FBU calls for this decision to be reversed and at a minimum for Jamie Driscoll to be allowed to appeal to a panel of the NEC to hear his case."
Labour MPs, Mayors and campaigners speak out against the Party blocking North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll's candidacy for the new North East mayoralty.
With members feeling disempowered by the party meddling in parliamentary selections - and now the selection of the new North East Mayor - it's no surprise membership is falling.