According to Labour, there is in fact a good reason why Corbyn – and his leadership rival Smith – don’t appear in the magazine. It explained that neither Corbyn or Smith appear because of the uncertainty over the result, which will be announced at the conference in Liverpool.
A spokesperson said: “The Labour Party 2016 Annual conference magazine have been printed ahead of the announcement of the Leadership Election.
“No candidate in the leadership election features in the magazine.”
Another Labour party official told The Huffington Post UK there are “very strict” rules on impartiality during a leadership contest and that Watson appeared because he is the most senior elected official whose position it not being contested. They said they would not comment on who within the party was responsible for the brochure.
Crick has past experience with party conference brochures and controversy.
One person reminded him of the time he was hit on the head with a Ukip conference brochure by Godfrey Bloom, after asking why it had “no black faces” in it.
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/09/08/jeremy-corbyn-labour-party-conference-brochure-magazine_n_11904290.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics