Liverpool Wavertree AGM – almost a clean sweep for the left

The Wavertree constituency in Liverpool is represented by the ‘moderate’ Labour MP Luciana Berger, whom most would not consider by any stretch of the imagination a Corbyn supporter.

Last night, the CLP (constituency Labour party) had its AGM (annual general meeting) – and a CLP that has, up to now, been largely controlled by the right of the party elected almost a ‘clean sweep’ of left wing, pro-Corbyn officers to its executive. Ms Berger looked less than overwhelmed by the turn of events, but took it with reasonable grace:

Wavertree MP Luciana Berger and new CLP Chair Graham Copsey

The full list of the Left candidates elected is as follows:

Chair: Graham Copsey
Secretary: Angela Kehoe-Jones
Treasurer: Irene Leonard
Vice-chair Alex Scott-Samuels (also recently elected Chair of the Socialist Health Association)
Vice-chair Campaigning: Merfyn Jones
Women’s Officer: Nina Hougton
Equalities officer – Ruth White
TULO (Trade Union Liaison): Roy Bentham
Youth Officer: Joel Christopher

The ‘BAME’ and LGBT officer positions were left until the next CLP as time ran out.

The CLP also elected two Left candidates as their delegates to the party’s annual Conference in Brighton: Ruth White and Phil Maxwell.

The position of Vice-Chair, membership, was won by a more centrist candidate by a single vote. His opponent was away on holiday.

Excellent work by another Liverpool CLP to go with the Left’s success in the nearby Garston and Halewood constituency of Maria Eagle, which selected five out of six Left delegates to Conference. Garston and Halewood’s AGM was delayed until the end of July because of an administrative mix-up.

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  1. Three vice chairs !!! Chapter 7 Rules for CLPs at Clause VIII para 2 notes ‘The Executive Officers of this CLP shall be: chair, vice-chair, vice-chair membership, secretary, treasurer, women’s officer.’ No mention of a third vice-chair – and you are complaining always about the moderates swinging things!!

  2. Great to see especially in relation to gains in nearby constituencies Sent from my Vodafone Smart

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