Labour Axes Domestic Violence Campaigner Karen Jewitt.

LEADING London Labour Figure Karen Jewitt has been DESELECTED despite decades of service to the Labour Party, tbg can reveal. The announcement has left local Labour supporters and members of the Conservative group in shock, as Ms Jewitt was highly regarded on both sides of the Croydon Council Chamber.

A vocal campaigner on domestic violence, Ms Jewitt once said - "The threat or reality of sexual and domestic violence impacts on the lives of many women. A third of all women experience domestic violence at some point in their lives, and around 25 London women are killed by their current or former partner each year.

"Violence against women - especially domestic violence - has been identified as a key issue in all London boroughs in the crime audits and community safety plans drawn up under the Crime and Disorder Act."

The sensational revelations come as life-long Tory, turned independent, and currently Labour Party supporter Andrew Pelling was awarded a winnable seat in Croydon by the local Labour leader Tony Newman. Mr Pelling was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his pregnant wife, but was not charged.

tbg sources have revealed that locals say there is now a 'Pelling Revolution' happening inside the Labour Group in the London Borough of Croydon.