Here's her statement from facebook:
Now this is more bizarre than all the previous episodes of this sordid show. The reason she was slated for the NEC in the first place was because of Ken Livingstone's suspension and Ken Livingstone's suspension arose out of his support for Naz Shah. She was supported by so-called Jewish Labour Movement, formerly known as Poale Zion or Workers of Zion and she was just thrilled to get that support in spite of all the harm they have done to the Labour Party recently:
Huge thank you to @JewishLabour for their endorsement this evening. It means a lot to me personally to have the support of my community— Rhea Wolfson (@rheawolfson) May 19, 2016
And so to her rejection by her own Constituency Labour Party which was down to the antisemitism smear campaign largely got up by her endorsers in so-called Jewish Labour.
So what actually happened? This wasn't a procedural manoeuvre by apparatchiks. This was a rejection by the rank and file with the encouragement of a largely discredited figure, Jim Murphy. How did Rhea Wolfson not know that Momentum was so out of sorts with her own CLP? Jim Murphy raised the bogus antisemitism issue. Why wasn't the CLP impressed by Rhea Wolfson's endorsement by so-called Jewish Labour?
Rhea Wolfson had the support of the left at first until she reveled in the support she got from the Zionist movement but it wasn't her alienation of the left that lost her this selection thing. Clearly, for the Blairites, merely supporting Zionism isn't enough. They want people to support the whole neocon shebang and poor old (well young) Rhea didn't fit that bill.
I feel her supporters protest too much. Her constituency voted against her and she should have known them better. They must be a very right wing bunch to be swayed by a Blairite like Murphy. But they are the rank and file and if their say is crucial, they are entitled to it and they had it. If she was a bit more deft she would have joined a constituency party that wasn't so right wing. But there's the rub. If they're so right wing they can't accept someone tainted with anti-Zionism they won't vote for her. But if they're that left wing they won't support a candidate who has the endorsement of so-called Jewish Labour. I don't want to be dramatic here but this really is a struggle for the soul of the Labour Party.