Claudia Webbe

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BornClaudia Naomi Webbe

Claudia Webbe is a British politician. She was formerly the chair of the Metropolitan Police Operation Trident, having participated in its development in the mid-1990s. She is a Councillor in the London Borough of Islington,[1] and has been a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party since 2016.[2]

Political career

Claudia Webbe was a policy director and adviser to the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, and a member of his election campaign team in 2000 and 2004.

Webbe wrote in defence of Livingstone when, on 24 February 2006, he was found guilty by the Standards Board for England's Adjudication Panel of bringing his office into disrepute and suspended from office for four weeks, due to his comparison of a Jewish Evening Standard reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard.[3] In her letter to The Guardian, Webbe emphasised the anti-racism organisations Livingstone had represented, and stated that "his history of work in the anti-racist movement is unquestionable."[4] Livingstone's suspension was later overturned by the High Court.

She was elected to Islington London Borough Council in 2010 as part of the Labour majority controlling the council, representing Bunhill ward,[5] and re-elected in 2014, and 2018. She is the council's executive member for environment and transport.[6]

Labour's NEC

In 2016, Claudia Webbe was elected to the Labour Party's National Executive Committee (NEC), finishing third in the ballot with 92,377 votes. She is a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn. In 2018, Webbe was shortlisted to become the Labour candidate in the Lewisham East by-election, but finished third in a vote among local party members and was not selected.

In July 2018 Claudia Webbe was elected Chair of the NEC Disputes Panel.[7]

Criticism of Tom Watson

On 12 July 2019, Claudia Webbe joined calls[8] for Tom Watson to ‘consider his position’ as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party after he publicly trashed his colleague and Labour General Secretary Jennie Formby,[9] who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.[10]


References

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