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Who’s been hit by the #Labourpurge?

By Josh Lowe  

Which Labour leader can rally the party's disaffected supporters? © BBC/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Voting is underway in the Labour party leadership elections, with ballots dispatched and the majority of votes likely cast this week.

But despite this, plenty of “broadeners of the debate” who thought they were home and dry with a vote in the contest are being informed that their choice won’t be counted. Labour is keen to show that only those who support its values and aren’t part of rival parties will be able to decide its future, and has set up a second taskforce to weed out those who don’t. It’s reportedly referring to the process as “operation icepick.” The party…

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