Vital Young Labour ballots open today – here are the Left ‘slates’ to vote for

Important elections are taking place for key positions in Young Labour, with voting opening today – the positions to be elected include Young Labour’s representative on the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee. Voting is open to all Labour members up to twenty-seven years of age and, unlike in previous years, will be by ‘OMOV’ (one member, one vote) – to the outrage of ‘centrists’.

The centrist incumbent for the NEC seat, Jasmin Beckett, was elected in 2016 amid controversy over allegations that she encouraged her Facebook contacts to spread rumours of antisemitism against her rival. She won, by a single vote, after a union representative broke his union’s whip to support her – for which he was subsequently dismissed.

The ‘left slates’ for the elected positions are shown below, with a red box added to highlight the NEC candidate:

yl nat comyl reg left slate

There is no doubt that the Labour right will be doing everything it can to retain its grip on Young Labour structures to the detriment of the movement – so if you are a Labour member 27 years old or under, make sure to vote for the left-slate candidates shown for each position for which you qualify for a vote.

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