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Labour have dismissed a complaint from Cllr Jake Morrison that he should get an apology after his exit from the party.
Below is the email from the party:
If a week is a long time in politics, it is also ample time to decide not to launch an investigation into Alan Dean's 'p*****d on chips' voicemail he left Jake Morrison.
The young councillor got a letter yesterday telling him it failed a number of tests it needed to meet to warrant any further action.
Below is the letter reproduced in full:
"And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgement of the great day."
So says old Jude in the bible, anyway. And, given recent events, he could very well have been talking not about the comings and goings of the ancient world, but those of Liverpool politics.
For once, readers may remember, a Labour party youngster called Jake Morrison appeared on the plains of Wavertree, and in a David and Goliath-type battle, slew former Liberal Democrat leader Mike Storey.
The row between Jake Morrison and the Labour party shows no signs of dying down.
And Cllr Morrison has asked the council's monitoring officer to investigate whether the Deano's voicemail broke council rules.
And we are still waiting to hear the result of the investigation into the huge bust up between Cllr Morrison and Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.
And so it goes on...
Cllr Jake Morrison has decided to heap a bit more embarrassment on the Labour party after resigning from the party earlier this year.
Before his massive fallout with Luciana Berger and the party hierarchy he had already announced his decision to resign as a councillor.
But it seems his announcement, which my colleague Marc Waddington got hold of, took some of his colleagues by surprise.
Cue this voicemail from Liverpool Labour chief whip Alan Dean.
Liverpool councillor Jake Morrison's shock decision to resign from the Labour party and stand against Luciana Berger in the 2015 has sent the city's political scene into a spin.
As is standard with situations like this emails start flying around. As is the natural course of these things they are then leaked to Dale Street Associates.
Spotting the way things were going Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has sent out an edict on the subject of Jake Morrison: "No further emails on this please."
You can read the full lot of emails below, it's best to start at the bottom.
Liverpool Labour councillor Jake Morrison has sensationally announced he is quitting the Labour party and will stand against Luciana Berger MP in the 2015 general election.
Here is his statement in full:
Earlier this month I exposed the problems I have been facing behind-the-scenes in The Labour Party.
The final straw for me was when Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger lodged a formal complaint with the Labour Group Leader in Liverpool - on Friday 31st May.
In this email Luciana complained about me knocking on members doors, not visiting her office to collect the script, and that out of the 14 Labour Councillors in her constituency, I am the only one who doesn't engage with her.
The complaint also states that Luciana has had a number of complaints raised with her about my "behaviour and action with regard to the Heygreen school going into special measures and the MANWEB field. "
After accusations Liverpool Labour 'isn't what it used to be in the good old days', and instead 'chocka with posh birds from down south, mate', a bold new recruitment policy has been announced.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has issued a second statement about the Jake Morrison, Luciana Berger row.
In a statement on the Liverpool Labour website he set out the circumstances leading to Cllr Morrison's suspension.
Here it is in full:
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has asked Cllr Jake Morrison to "take a break" for a month after his sensational row with Luciana Berger MP.
Today he issued a statement exclusively to the ECHO and Dale Street Associates, setting out his view of the row.
Here it is: