Mick Coats, one of the 'Rochdale Seven', calls for Rochdale Constituency Labour Party to 'get rid of Danczuk'

Date published: 31 December 2015

Mick Coats, one of the seven Labour Party members found guilty of bringing the party into disrepute after calling, in 2009, for an investigation into Mr Danczuk's conduct when he was the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, has called for the Rochdale Labour party to “get rid of him”.


Speaking to Rochdale Online, Mr Coats said: “The Rochdale Labour Party ought to pass a vote of no confidence because they have got to get rid of him now. If they don’t, then they won’t be helping themselves.”

Simon Danczuk is currently suspended from the Labour Party following the publication of sex messages the 49-year-old MP sent to 17-year-old Sophena Houlihan.


Mr Coats added: “I think he has got his comeuppance. He has done so many things that could deem him unfit to be an MP and I think this is just the straw that broke the camel's back.”

In 2009, five members of the Labour party were expelled and two were suspended from the party after calling for an investigation into Mr Danczuk. Mr Danczuk was the person responsible for instigating the proceedings.


The Rochdale Seven were adamant that a serious miscarriage of justice had taken place and Mr Coats now wants to see a review into the Rochdale Seven opened.

He said: “I think the role of the North West Regional Labour Party needs looking at and I would like to see a review open into the Rochdale Seven. We feel vindicated now that he has been suspended but I just feel sorry for Maureen Nicholl and Mick Cummings because they are no longer with us and they can’t see what is going on.”

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