Council’s Labour leader calls for party media chief to be sacked

Latest news
Latest news

Crawley Borough Council leader Peter Lamb has called for Labour to replace Executive Director of Strategy and Communications Seumas Milne.

In the wake of last night’s election results, Mr Lamb said the time has come for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to find someone with real campaign experience to come up with a strategy to take Labour forward.

“The issue at the end of the day is that his job is finding a way for the leader to communicate with the public,” he told the Obby.

“Ultimately, the Labour message is all over the place, nationally, and that’s got to change.”

He added that Ken Livingstone, the figure at the centre of the recent anti-Semitism row, is ‘a fairly clear example of where we’ve got problems’.

“They’re people he’s known for a long time - they’re not necessarily people who’ve got the skillset that’s needed.

“Jeremy Corbyn didn’t expect to win the leadership election,” he added, “a lot of it’s been quite abruptly put together.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Crawley Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.