Wirral councillor quits party blaming hard left ‘parasites’

A Wirral Labour councillor has dramatically quite the party claiming his local branch has been ‘over-run by a narrow, ideological cult where bullying and intimidation of the many by the few is now the norm.’

Coun Michael Sullivan, who represents the Pensby and Thngwall ward, will continue as an independent, ‘without the harassment and pressure of the small number who have taken control of our party structures.’

In a strongly-worded resignation letter to Wirral Council Leader, Phil Davies, Sullivan said: ‘I will not be cowed and threatened by those who have campaigned against us in the recent past and are now seeking to drive their personal and political ambitions forward under the cover of the Labour Party.’

Hitting out at newer left-wing members, Sullivan wrote: ‘They are too meek to stand for election themselves and make their real views public.’

He added: ‘They have tried in the past to win support for their extremist views and failed and it is a travesty that like parasites they have infiltrated and now wormed themselves into positions of power in our party.’

‘I regret this has come to pass,’ his letter concludes, ‘but I hope you and my Group colleagues understand the extreme circumstances we are now facing in Wirral.’

His resignation follows revelations by former senior Labour official, Sheila Murphy, earlier this week on Uncut of widespread bullying from far left activists.

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11 Responses to “Wirral councillor quits party blaming hard left ‘parasites’”

  1. A bullied member says:

    Oh seriously, this man is a bully and a nasty male chauvinist pig who loves to intimidate women. He has been known to shout through the letter box of women residents, no action was taken by the Council or the labour group. He bullied Cllr Reecejones, getting all his family to pack out the ward and deselect her, he made her life a total misery. I’m sure he has done the same to Cllr Kate cannon who has taken over. Good riddence to a very bad apple in a very bad bunch. At last it’s great to see Wirral Labour group turning red again with skilled councillors who have principles and values. No more self servants running our council.
    Bye Mr Sullivan now just McLoughlin to go and then it’s time to celebrate!!! It’s funny seeing them all moan after years of them bullying members lol.

  2. Boo hoo says:

    Last comment kind of proves his point. Reece Jones was bullied? The same Reece jones that tried intimidating auditors, that reece Jones. Shes definitely not one to be bullied. The same reece jones that has been suspended numerous times? That one? Could her history as a councillor had any baring on people not voting for her?

  3. Kath Taylor says:

    So shocked to hear Mike Sullivan has quit the party and will stand as an independent in future.I am a Labour member and volunteered at Pensby library for 18 months.I never encountered bullying in any form or directed at any person in that whole time.I asked about Ms Reecejones and was told that her situation was not up for general discussion.
    He established in Pensby Library an outpost of practical socialism in the community where all were welcomed and helped.
    I quit in protest at our counci’s introduction of parking charges in the parks which I feel is a betrayal of socialist principles.
    As the proud father of daughters and in his everyday conduct I do not believe he is a male chauvinist pig.
    I speak as one who would welcome the Labour council turning red and returning to its socialist roots.

  4. Stephen van Vliet says:

    I believe the bullied member should give his/her name as the comments are very personal.

  5. Mark Livingston says:

    The Tory-lite Labour sites are very active all of a sudden. Usually only happens before elections.

  6. Landless Peasant says:

    It seems like the sole purpose of this website is to try to find any possible angle to any possible story to attack, denigrate, blame, undermine Left-wing Socialism, but rarely any criticism of the real enemy, the Tories. Funny that, isn’t it? You’re more interested in trying to divide the Labour party than fighting the Tories. Neoliberalism at its best. Thank goodness for Jeremy Corbyn.

  7. Vern says:

    Landless, you are beyond hope I am afraid. You are simply burying your head further into the sand. If you believe in a far left version of utopia where the feckless can toss it off and still prosper then the UK is not that place . There are still too many of us that believe in graft and reward.
    Your mate Corbyn and his 6th formers in Momentum have been exposed as poltical idiots. Now th dust has settled and the euphoria been replaced with realism there is a yearning to return closer to the centre ground again with policies that genuinely favour the many and not the few. The centre ground is where the many are unless this has escaped you as well.

  8. Landless Peasant says:

    You sound like a Tory Vern, maybe you’re in the wrong Party.

  9. Tafia says:

    Landless, if you belive inhe EU then one thing you most definately are not is a socialist. – democratic, far-Left, or any other persuasion.

  10. Gareth Carey says:

    Has Corbyn gone yet?

  11. Landless Peasant says:

    Tafia, I never even mentioned the EU. Couldn’t care less about the EU/Brexit one way or the other. Didn’t even vote in the Referendum.

    Vern, who are the “feckless” you refer to? Are you meaning the most vulnerable in Society who need the most help & support? Life’s unfortunates, those with mental health problems, the sick & disabled, the poor, the unemployed, the homeless, the single mothers, all those who use foodbanks? Presumably as a Tory you think it’s perfectly ok that at least half a million people now have to rely on foodbanks, including many who are in work, and it won’t bother you a bit that upwards of 50,000 people have dies as a result of Tory Welfare Reforms, or that many more have died because of overall Austerity measures just to bail out the Banks and protect the rich.

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