Natalie Connor represents the NEC in high-profile Labour Party expulsion


Natalie Connor represented the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Labour Party in this week’s hearing of the disciplinary charges against Marc Wadsworth, who accused Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth of working “hand in hand” with a Telegraph journalist at an event to publish the findings of Shami Chakrabarti’s Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Party in June 2016.  Mr Wadsworth has today been expelled from Party membership after charges alleging that he had breached rule 2.I.8 of the Party’s rules were proven by the NEC.  Rule 2.I.8 states that “No member of the Party shall engage in conduct which is prejudicial, or in any act which is grossly detrimental to the Party”.

The hearing, which took place before a panel of the Party’s National Constitutional Committee (NCC), began on Wednesday and concluded this morning. 

Mr Wadsworth was represented by senior Counsel from Doughty Street Chambers.

Ms Connor was instructed by William Sturges LLP.  She accepts instructions in all areas of regulatory and disciplinary law, as well as employment, commercial and information law matters.