This blog has received various messages about last night’s article on Bristol West CLP (Constituency Labour Party) sending 19 delegates to this year’s Labour Conference in Brighton – a fact that got mightily up the nose of the right-wing, not that they’ll admit the real reason for it.
A lot of those messages are to the effect of how encouraging it is to see members wanting to get involved and organising to get the right, pro-Corbyn delegates to the Conference to support vital measures like the McDonnell Amendment. – and to defeat an anti-democratic attempt by Labour’s right-wing faction to go back to the days when a few MPs had as much voting power in leadership elections as the entire membership.
When the right-wing Labour Establishment is conducting a war of attrition against the party’s leader and most of its members, it’s easy to get bogged down in all the negative, infuriating things being done – but there are more reasons to be positive.
And members getting involved and organised to democratise the party is definitely one.
So the SKWAWKBOX wants to publish a series of articles about successes by the Left in overcoming the cynical attempts by the right to control delegate selections – so we all have a ‘big picture’ overview of the good things that are going on and of what works.
- you’re a Labour member and your CLP has selected good, left-wing Conference delegates or
- you’re in a union branch and your branch is sending good, left-wing delegates to Conference
please drop a note to SKWAWKBOXCLP@outlook.com with the details – how many delegates and how you organised to get them selected, along with your location.
Don’t post them in the comments, although by all means put a note there to say you’ve sent the email. Locations will be made approximate before publication, as we don’t want to hand the right-wingers a handy list of CLPs to suspend – would any of us put that past them? – and then the articles will be published to help others motivate and organise their members for similar success.
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