Labour divided over Liverpool council by-election selections
As the Labour party starts to ponder whether it is addicting to fixing, a row has flared up in Liverpool over the selection for a forthcoming by-election.
Labour in Liverpool is expected to strengthen its grip on Liverpool council when two byelections are held later in the summer.
But first it has the small issue of selecting candidates for the two seats (Riverside, vacated by Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson and Allerton and Hunts Cross, when the seat of the late Vera Best is being contested).
Riverside has selected Hetty Wood, but the party has run into problems over the selection for Allerton and Hunts Cross.
Lynnie Hinnigan did not make the selection panel much to the amazement of her supporters.
Readers will remember how Ms Hinnigan defected from the Liberal Democrats to Labour alongside Maria Eagle on the stage on the final day of last year's party conference in Liverpool.
Emotions are running high that she has been treated this way, and the fact she has not made the panel - apparently for not having enough experience, despite having been a councillor for four years - has not gone down well among some.
I am told that she has got an appeal against this decision tonight and the selection of the candidate for Allerton and Hunts Cross will take place on Thursday.