Labour is always vulnerable attacking Tory politicians for having been educated at independent schools - due to the simple point that many Labour MPs were too. Cllr Jake Morrison, a Labour councillor on Liverpool City Council, has sent a complaint to Ed Miliband about Luciana Berger, the Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree and Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, which makes such a swipe.
Cllr Morrison says:
As Leader you have made it very clear that you would like to see a more representative parliament. Here we have in Luciana, a privately educated MP from London, who has came to Liverpool and made my life unbearable. At every opportunity Luciana has undermined me, rather than supported. This is in contrast to other MPs, most supportively Maria Eagle, who even offered me a post in her constituency office working part-time, which was perfect.
Luciana Berger's arrival to this City was not a comfortable one. It was covered in questions and claims of parachuting in candidates from London. And do you know what – I still campaigned every single day during the long campaign in the Wavertree constituency.
Attacking someone for where they went to school is pretty unreasonable. However Mr Miliband is not well placed to deprecate such attacks.
Anyway, what had Miss Berger done to make Cllr Morrison's life "unbearable"? She had demanded he attend a training session with Arnie Graf, a former advisor to Barack Obama.