Veteran socialist Tony Benn has called for Labour's upper echelons to respect democracy after campaigners argued conference was "manipulated by the hierarchy of the party," writes Will Stone in Manchester.
The Stop the War president and former Labour MP raised his concerns after items on rail renationalisation were ruled off the agenda and chairwoman Harriet Yeo ignored calls for card votes.
Activists at the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy closing rally had said a debate on rail renationalisation would have been timely in light of the collapse of the West Coast Main Line franchise deal.
And Mr Benn hit out at new Labour, describing it as a revisionist prop for capitalism.
Left Futures editor Jon Lansman told the Star: "It's clear the agenda was manipulated by the hierarchy of the party. There is a lot of anger from delegates who feel their views have been ignored."
But leader Ed Miliband had helped move the party towards its traditions and away from new Labour, he said.