Labour Sued by Sood
Former Labour Parliamentary candidate for North West Norfolk, Manish Sood, has launched a case against the Labour Party which suspended him just before the General Election. He is seeking £100,000 in compensation for what he describes as the Party’s lack of support for him and his campaign in the constituency.
You might recall that Mr Sood hit the headlines shortly before election day for revealing to the electorate that he thought that Gordon Brown was the “worst Prime Minister in history”! In an interview on Sky News he broadened his attack to describe the current Labour party and its policies as “a total disaster for the country”. Not a statement calculated to endear him to his own party leadership.
Manish Sood is a Councillor on Leicester City Council. Formerly Labour, he was suspended from his party group after his remarks and he now sits as an Independent. He was also criticised by his mother who is also a Leicester City Councillor and who still takes the Labour Whip.
I suspect that Mr Sood wont be standing again as a Labour candidate in the near future!