On 18 December 2018, a three-member panel of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decided not to endorse me as parliamentary candidate for South Thanet. I was told that the NEC’s decision was final and there was no right to appeal.
I wrote to all the members of South Thanet Labour Party, informing them of the decision, and made a post on Facebook. The following day, Thanet Extra reported on the NEC’s extraordinary decision. You can read the full article here.