VIDEO: Alan Johnson is asked about the Labour Party in NI

The senior Labour MP Alan Johnson declines to talk about the Labour Party in Northern Ireland.

In the video he is asked about the organisation in the Province, which has many members who are unhappy about the fact that they cannot stand for election under the official Labour banner.

Alan Johnson at Delta Packaging in west Belfast. By Ben Lowry

Alan Johnson at Delta Packaging in west Belfast. By Ben Lowry

Mr Johnson, a strong supporter of the Campaign for Labour Representation in NI, sidesteps the question and says that he is focussed on the EU referendum of June 23.

Mr Johnson MP, who is chair of Labour In for Britain, was speaking during a visit to Delta Packaging, an international company based in west Belfast. He was accompanised by Vernon Coaker MP, shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

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