I don’t know what, if anything, the Secretary of State for Wales, etc, said at the scheduled meeting of Labour Party Members living in Northern Ireland in October, or if he turned up at all.. but he might want to schedule another one quickly, especially if he wants to keep the trade unions onside for that campaign. As UTV report, Andy McGiven has instructed his solicitors to take the legal action against the Labour Party over the treatment of its members in Northern Ireland back to the courts after the party failed to meet his Christmas deadline for completing a previous agreement to create a forum for Northern Ireland members.
From the UTV report
“It is very disappointing,” he told PA.
“The agreement would have created a forum for Northern Ireland members that would have been like a constituency association.
“It would also have kept under review membership in the province with a view to the possible formation of association.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to again pursue a legal action against the party I am a member of.
“I find it staggering that it is taking more than three months to have an agreement typed up, signed and lodged with the courts.
“The deadline for this to be wrapped up was Christmas Eve and there is no possibility that it can be met. So it appears to me that the agreement is off.”