The Watford Labour parliamentary candidate selection process has been suspended.

Last week, it was reported that a row had broken out after the Labour's governing National Executive Committee (NEC) overruled the decision by Watford Labour Party not to shortlist Mike Hedges as a candidate.

A source in the party confirmed to the Observer that the process had been suspended.

The reason for the suspension appears to stem from a complaint about "postal vote irregularities".

The row erupted earlier this month after the Watford Labour Party were ordered to place Mr Hedges on the shortlist of candidates.

The Islington resident, a taxi driver who once chauffered round Jeremy Corbyn during the Labour leader's first elecion campaign, had not been selected after interview, despite receiving a large backing and a number of nominations. 

The original list included Sucharita Seth, Jocelynne Scutt, and Chris Ostrowski, who was the party's candidate at the last election.

It led to a letter, written and signed by Sarah Flynn, Omar Ismail (procedures secretary), Ahsan Khan, Asif Khan, Linda Meehan and Sue Utting, being sent to the NEC asking for the original list to be re-instated.