‘Moderate’ Bex Bailey is to apply by Friday for the position of Labour Party General Secretary, according to Labour sources.
In 2016, Ms Bailey – a former Young Labour representative on Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) – attacked plans to give the NEC more control over Labour policy and staff appointments.
There is therefore a certain irony in her decision to apply for an appointment that will be decided by the NEC – especially as she first mentioned her intention to apply in a tweet using the #InspiredByLansman hashtag. Lansman had floated the NEC plans to which Ms Bailey objected so strongly.
Ms Bailey attempted to win election to the NEC as a ‘CLP’ representative in 2016 on the Labour First/Progress ‘slate’, alongside Johanna Baxter, Luke Akehurst and others.
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