Friday, 25 September 2015

Simon Danczuk & E-mail 'Smear'

SIMON Danczuk, the Rochdale M.P., insists he knows nothing about an e-mail that is said to have originated from his office.  The e-mail sent in 2012 was claimed to 'smear' a Labour Party rival, Colin Lambert, the former leader of Rochdale Council and Heywood Councillor.  The e-mail has now been handed over to police officers working on the Operation Clifton Enquiry into aspects of the historic child abuse case.

Mr. Danczuk claims he has no knowledge of the e-mail, and says it was not sent from his office.  Suggestions that he knew were, he said:  'completely and utterly groundless'.

This matter is now the basis of a complaint to the National Labour Party Executive Committee from the neighbouring Heywood and Middleton constituency Labour Party.  Councillor Lambert has said that he has been the target of a 'vile smear campaign' within the Labour Party. 

Meanwhile, a Labour party spokesman has said:  'It would be inappropriate to comment on an on-going police investigation.'

Operation Clifton is examining the e-mail as part of the evidence it has gathered in the last two years.  Some of us at Northern Voices assisted in the enquiry earlier this year.

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