Derek Hatton has vowed to re-join the Labour Party more than 30 years after his expulsion.
The former deputy leader of Liverpool City Council was expelled in 1986 for belonging to Trotskyite organisation Militant Tendency, which was found to be in breach of the party’s constitution.
But he announced last night that he has ‘hope’ in Jeremy Corbyn and planned to return.
While council deputy leader he helped trigger the worst financial crisis in Liverpool’s modern history by refusing to set a legal budget in 1985.
Derek Hatton, pictured at the 1985 Labour conference where he was denounced by leader Neil Kinnock, has vowed to rejoin the party more than 30 years after his expulsion
He was denounced by Labour leader Neil Kinnock for inflicting ‘grotesque chaos’ on the city and was expelled from the party the following year.
‘From that time to now, I haven’t been in the Labour party