Khan out

1 Mar

Statement from Newham Labour Group:

Councillor Obaid Khan has been found guilty of three charges of bullying, intimidation, and aggressive behaviour and his Labour Party membership has been cancelled with immediate effect.

This means Councillor Khan [a member for Boleyn ward] is no longer entitled to attend any Labour Party meetings or to be registered as a member of the Labour Group of councillors on the London Borough of Newham.

The decision was made by the Labour Party’s National Constitutional Committee following a two day hearing of three separate charges held on 25 and 26 February,

Labour’s chief whip Councillor Steve Bradshaw said:

“Following a long and detailed investigation by the Labour Party, the charges against Councillor Khan were deemed to be of sufficient gravity to be referred to the Party’s National Constitutional Committee.

“After a two day hearing Councillor Khan was found guilty of all three charges – two of which involved women members.

“We are pleased with the thoroughness of the investigation into Councillor Khan’s behaviour and the outcome of the NCC deliberations. Bullying and intimidation has no place in the Labour Party.”


Members of the National Constitutional Committee are elected by the Labour Party Annual Conference and are independent arbiters of internal Labour Party disciplinary matters. The decisions made by the NCC are final and not subject to appeal.


CORRECTION: this post originally said that the statement was from Newham Labour party. It is, in fact, from the Labour Group of councillors.

7 Responses to “Khan out”

  1. Birdman March 1, 2017 at 13:50 #

    I have no idea what he did but it must have been very serious given the behaviour of other councillor’s and officials in Newham that goes unchecked and not even investigated. The lack of self awareness in Cabinet members will almost certainly mean they will fail to spot the irony in Bradshaw’s statement. By the by, I see it is a statement from the Newham Labour Party. I am pretty sure that constitutionally no such organisation exists. There are two constituency Labour Party organisations in Newham and they are the ‘sovereign’ bodies. Happy to be corrected. Pedantry over with.

    • Martin Warne March 1, 2017 at 13:54 #

      That was my label. I think it’s from Labour Group (hence quote from the chief whip).

      • Birdman March 1, 2017 at 14:19 #

        Ok although it’s not unusual for srw to use the term.

      • Martin Warne March 1, 2017 at 14:23 #

        I updated the post. There is of course a Newham Labour website, from which Obaid Khan’s photo has already been removed (though not his name).

  2. law27 March 1, 2017 at 16:32 #

    Any news on the investigation into the trigger ballot votes?

    • Martin Warne March 1, 2017 at 16:47 #

      The NEC has declined to investigate the complaints. The result stands.

      • law27 March 3, 2017 at 06:36 #

        As I predicted…

        So much for the backbench rebellion.

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