Re: “is not funny or clever for people from other parties to try to cheat their way into our system”
>were they really from other parties? Or were they people who didn't toe the party line 100% and questioned things?
We don't know and will probably never know for sure. I'm aware of one prominent columnist who makes appearances for another party, who has received voting papers...
However, in May 2015 the party had 194,000 members, since then they have added: 76,000+ new members plus 70,000+ voters who paid their £3 but aren't party members. Many of these, the media and other rumour mills, are saying will vote for Jeremy Corbyn; someone many in Labour are very worried (verging on paranoia) about the possibility of him winning as it could make the party unelectable, and you can begin to see why some are trying to push back against what could be a tidal wave. So far they have refused 3,000 of the new members, so the purge is unlikely to impact the final result.