Month: July 2019

In confidential emails sent this afternoon Labour

first_imgIn confidential emails sent this afternoon, Labour HQ has advised local party secretaries not to accept motions on individual disciplinary cases.An email sent from the London regional director of the Labour Party to CLP secretaries notes that “there is a lot of interest in the party and the media about our internal systems in relation to individual disciplinary cases”.It goes on to quote advice from the office of general secretary Jennie Formby:“Please note that individual disciplinary cases that are being dealt with through the NEC disputes processes are confidential. Motions on individual cases are therefore not competent business for discussion at CLPs and will not be discussed by the NEC or any associated bodies.”The advice comes after Hackney North and Sheffield Hallam parties last week reacted to the suspension of backbench MP Chris Williamson by passing motions that condemned the decision and defended his comments on antisemitism.Tags:Labour /Jennie Formby /last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sup

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Super League XVIII Round 5 match at home to Leeds Rhinos.Paul Clough is named in the 19 for the first time this season whilst young centre Mark Percival is also called up.The squad is:2. Ade Gardner, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 19. Josh Jones, 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley, 27. Anthony Walker. 30. Mark Percival.Brian McDermott will select his Leeds side from:3. Kallum Watkins, 4. Joel Moon, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Danny McGuire, 7. Rob Burrow, 8. Kylie Leuluai, 9. Paul McShane, 10. Jamie Peacock, 11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan, 12. Carl Ablett, 13. Kevin Sinfield, 14. Stevie Ward, 15. Brett Delaney, 16. Ryan Bailey, 17. Ian Kirke, 18. Chris Clarkson, 19. Mitch Achurch, 21. Richard Moore, 25. Joe Vickery.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.Ticket details are here.Stat Pack:St Helens have won their last five home meetings with Leeds. The Rhinos’ last away win against the Saints was 14-10 on 28 March, 2008, at Knowsley Road.Leeds’ Kevin Sinfield has scored points in thirteen consecutive games against St Helens, a streak which started in the 2008 Super League Grand Final.He last failed to score in the 2008 Qualifying Semi-Final at Knowsley Road, where he missed his one goal attempt in a 38-10 defeat.Last 10 Meetings:Leeds 18, St Helens 31 (SLR14, 21/5/12)St Helens 46, Leeds 6 (SLR8, 25/3/12)Leeds 32, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 8/10/11) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)St Helens 42, Leeds 16 (SLR16, 3/6/11)Leeds 16, St Helens 30 (SLR6, 19/3/11)Leeds 32, St Helens 28 (CCSF, 7/8/10) (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)Leeds 28, St Helens 24 (SLR20, 3/7/10)St Helens 41, Leeds 20 (SLR12, 24/4/10)Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLGF, 10/10/09) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLR26, 4/9/09)Super League Summary:St Helens won 27 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)Leeds won 23 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998 and 2005 play-offs)Ups and Downs:St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)last_img read more