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Labour left tries to ditch Tom Watson as deputy leader

Credit: FT.com- Published on September 20, 2019
Momentum manoeuvre alarms moderate MPs on eve of conference
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Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO
Published on September 21, 2019 -  00:49
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson survives attempt to oust him
Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has survived an attempt to oust him but his post will be reviewed. A bitter row about Mr Watson's position overshadowed the start of Labour's party conference in Brighton. Labour's ruling National Executive Committee had been expected to vote on a motion to abolish the post in a meeting on Saturday. But following an intervention by party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the potentially explosive vote did not take place.

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