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Labour expels Alastair Campbell after he voted Lib Dem

Outsider: Alastair Campbell yesterday PICTURE: PA

TONY BLAIR’S former spin doctor has been thrown out of the Labour Party after he said he voted for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections.

Alastair Campbell, a campaigner for a second referendum, said he was sad and disappointed by the decision.

A party spokesman said: ‘Support for another political party or candidate is incompatible with party membership.’

Mr Campbell, a key figure in the New Labour era who said he planned to appeal against his expulsion, added there was a difference in the swift way his situation had been dealt with compared with ‘the way anti-Semitism cases have been handled’.