An emergency motion has been put to today’s Annual General Meeting of CLPD (Campaign for Labour Party Democracy) in support of Unite’s Jennie Formby for the position of Labour’s General Secretary.
The motion also calls for ‘no other candidate’ to stand against her:
A vote on the motion will take place this afternoon and is expected to pass smoothly – in contrast to scenes of chaos this morning over an emergency motion to challenge long-term incumbent Peter Willsman as Secretary.
Jon Lansman, a long-term CLPD member and founder of Momentum, has already announced his candidacy and Momentum has emailed members calling for further applications. A CLPD motion calling for no left candidates to contest the appointment will increase the pressure on Lansman to step aside so that Labour can have its first female General Secretary in decades without dividing the left.
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