West Lancashire Labour Gets Nasty With Claire?

Now ex-Cllr Claire Cooper

writes on twitter as former Labour Councillor “Please accept apologies for not acknowledging mention and follows. I was deselected as a councillor at the weekend in a particularly nasty process and was officially made redundant on Monday as well”.

In March 2016 Labour West Lancashire wrote COMMUNITY CHAMPION CLAIRE COOPER CHOSEN FOR BIRCH GREEN. Local community activist Claire Cooper has been chosen by the residents of Birch Green to be their Labour candidate in the upcoming West Lancashire Borough Council elections.

Claire, who lives in the town, volunteers with many local groups including the Engine Rooms, Quarry Bank and at Skelmersdale Library. She is also a Governor at Woodlands Primary School, and helps out at Skelmersdale Community Food Initiative. Claire was also a founding member of the Digmoor Allotment Society.

Claire previously worked in the NHS at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and is also a qualified teacher. She now supports adults with additional needs and still undertakes supply work in schools, and has a keen interest in improving literacy rates.

Frank McKenna writes

“Hearing @CC4BirchGreen has resigned from #WLBC – a huge loss to Skem & Birch Green as she is the most hard working community councillor in the town. Hope @UKLabour is investigating why?”.

This on WLBC Website


2 thoughts on “West Lancashire Labour Gets Nasty With Claire?

    1. westlancashirerecord Post author

      That might well be true. A couple of tweets from shocked supporters state “Why have you been deselected. You seem to be labour to me. Not a Blairite” and “Claire tough time but you do know it will only get better. Spent many many years representing people in various ways foc and do you know what on reflection I got more grief than pleasure. Now use the extra time to have fun”. Claire writes “And there you have it…” and “Isn’t that sad Ted? Having said that, at a local level, it’s been grief from my own party rather than the opposition”.


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