Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from has been banned from standing as a candidate for the party at the next general election.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) voted 22 to 12 to approve a motion from Sir Keir Starmer to prevent his predecessor from being endorsed.
It means it is now down to Mr Corbyn to decide whether to run as an independent candidate in the Islington North seat he has represented for the past 40 years.
Momentum founder Jon Lansman said Sir Keir was behaving like a “Putin of the Labour Party” for stopping the former leader from standing as a Labour candidate in his Islington North constituency.
Mr Lansman added: “We’re a democratic party. This is not an authoritarian party. Keir Starmer unfortunately is behaving as if he was some kind of Putin of the Labour Party. That is not the way we do politics.”
One person who has backed Starmer’s decision is Ed Miliband, he told ITV: “‘Nobody is in any doubt as to the reasons why Keir Starmer has taken the action he has.”
Perhaps Ed has forgotten the time Jeremy Corbyn defended his father when the Daily Mail, on 27 September 2013, published an article disputing Ralph Miliband’s patriotism with the headline: “The man who hated Britain”.
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