BREAKING: Lloyd Russell-Moyle suspended from Labour, will not run in July election

Lloyd Russell-Moyle will not be eligible to be a candidate at the next election.

The Seagull can confirm that Kemptown and Peacehaven MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, will not be Labour's candidate for the July 4th general election.

In a message from Russell-Moyle, who was first elected in 2017, he said he received an 'administrative suspension letter' yesterday (Tuesday 28th May).

He said:

Someone (who remains anonymous to me) has made what I believe to be a vexatious and politically motivated complaint about my behaviour eight years ago. This is a false allegation that I dispute totally and I believe it was designed to disrupt this election.

There isn't enough time to defend myself as these processes within the party take too long, so the party have told me that I will not be eligible to be a candidate at the next election.

I'm gutted. I've spent the last decade of my life building one of the best campaigning CLPs in the country. I've been so inspired by everyone pulling together in the last week and excited for the campaign to come. We have an amazing local party, and I am sorry most of all for you party members do will be let down by this.

I aim to cooperate with the investigations process to clear my name, but will now take this opportunity to contribute to public life in different ways under what I hope is a Labour government.

I wish Keir Starmer, Angela Rayner, and the Labour team the best of luck and hope to be celebrating Labour wins across Sussex and beyond on election night.