Labour party “infiltrated” by people trying to get Jeremy Corbyn elected
Huffington Post, Monday 27th July 2015
Andy Burnham has said Labour should hold a review of its leadership election rules, amid suggestions the party has been “infiltrated” by opponents trying to get Jeremy Corbyn elected. Labour MP John Mann has called for the leadership election to be halted. The MP for Bassetlaw has claimed the wishes of long-standing party members are being swamped by an influx of people from the hard-left of British politics who are “opposed” to the Labour Party. “It is pretty clear that what is happening amounts to infiltration of the Labour party,” he said. It has also been suggested Conservative supporters may have been willing to pay the small fee to vote in Labour’s leadership campaign in order to vote for Corbyn. Most Tories believe Corbyn, who has emerged as the surprise frontrunner, is too left-wing to win a general election.