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Whilst this means that such people would have naturally looked favourably on candidates they believed to be more left-wing than the norm, it does not mean that the candidates themselves were communists or even aware of the involvement of entrists in their selection.
It's a well-known fact that certain bodies in the Labour Party had been infiltrated by Communist fellow-travellers (mainly through trade union affiliations) and Trotskyite entrists, and in some areas such members exercised a degree of influence over the selection of parliamentary and local government candidates.