News just in that left-wing, grassroots candidates Seema Chandwani and Billy Hayes have won by a landslide in the crucial election for Labour’s CAC (Conference Arrangements Committee):
Ms Chandwani tweeted that a ‘girl from a council estate from Tottenham’ had won top spot, which shows this to be a major victory for grassroots democracy as well as for Labour’s left generally – and for that it’s doubly welcome.
The pair will not take their seats until after this year’s annual Conference in Brighton, which means there will still be a fight to make sure departing CAC members do not take damaging decisions as departing NEC members did at last year’s Liverpool event.
But the left will have a solid majority on the CAC for next year’s, also in Liverpool – which makes this a big win for Labour’s left-wing majority membership.
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