Posted on July 2, 2018
Baroness May Blood, who is also president of the Labour Party in NI, said she still believed Mr Corbyn was helping to destroy Labour. She made the comments on BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday News programme. The 80-year-old peer is stepping down from the House of Lords after being appointed 19 years ago. Baroness Blood said Mr Corbyn is “not good news” for Northern Ireland and criticised him for not meeting with Labour NI when he visited in May. She also called on Mr Corbyn to change Labour’s ban on members in Northern Ireland standing in elections. People in Northern Ireland have been allowed to join the Labour Party since 2003 but cannot stand as candidates. A review into that matter is in its final stages and an outcome is expected in the autumn at Labour’s annual conference.