Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps
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Grant Shapps says Labour has 'trade union barons deciding policy'

Trade unions, MPs and MEPs are to have their influence over Labour leadership elections reduced under plans announced by Ed Miliband.

It is part of the Labour leader's proposed shake-up of the party's historic relationship with the trade unions.

But Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps says changes to rules would make it "even easier" for "union barons" to pick parliamentary candidates and the Labour leader in future.

  • 01 Feb 2014
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