Labour’s CAC (Conference Arrangements Committee) has confirmed this morning that the rule-change to add three new CLP representatives and one new union rep to the party’s NEC (National Executive Committee) passed yesterday’s card vote with an astonishing 98.9% of members and union affiliates voting in favour.
The vote was higher among unions but only fractionally:
The process of electing the additional CLP representatives will now begin. Assuming the expected left members are elected, the anti-democratic move by the right at last year’s conference to rig the balance of the NEC by adding unelected delegates for Scotland and Wales will at last be fully negated.
USDAW will take the additional union seat by consensus, but not until the three CLP representatives take their seats.
Huge congratulations are due to everyone who campaigned, worked and voted for this landmark step in the re-democratisation of the Labour Party and the empowerment of its members.
Onwards and upwards.
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