Starmer allies furious at bid by pro-Corbyn wing to decide shortlist of candidates.
Jeremy Corbyn ally announces now is the "right time" to leave job running the party machine.
Motion by GMB chapel sparks row with rival Unite and piles pressure on Keir Starmer to act.
Jennie Formby issues warning to staff and announces internal investigation.
General secretary Jennie Formby backs Electoral Commission's call for May's local elections to be postponed.
But Jewish Labour Movement say the action is "too little, too late" and prompted by Equalities and Human Rights Commission probe.
Both Starmer and Long-Bailey camps say party HQ is responsible for leaving member database open.
Exclusive: Labour leader’s chief of staff denies litany of complaints, including pushing a colleague by the neck or reducing another to tears.
One party insider said they believed the measures had been put in place to protect Jeremy Corbyn’s closest aides.
"Sometimes an apology is not enough." 37 councillors and Jarrow members write to party boss Jennie Formby demanding decision to impose candidate be overturned.