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Corbyn staff ‘interfered in decision to investigate Ken Livingstone’

GLU staff have the power to decide whether or not to investigate a compalint and Leader of the Opposition staff “should not have any role in these decisions.”

But on page 44 of the report, “interference in decisions on whether to investigate”, there are examples where “LOTO staff made or influenced this decision,” including a second complaint of antisemitism made against Ken Livingstone.

The report states: “The Labour Party confirmed to us that a decision to ‘go to Disputes’, that is, to the NEC Disputes Panel, which was described as having been made ‘higher up’, was likely to refer to the decision having been made by LOTO and the General Secretary’s Office (GSO).

“It therefore appears that LOTO staff, and potentially GSO staff, interfered in the decision to investigate the conduct of Ken Livingstone.”