As exclusively predicted this morning by the SKWAWKBOX, Momentum founder and NEC member Jon Lansman has announced he is standing down from the contest to be Labour’s next General Secretary.
In a statement issued just now, Lansman said:
We applaud Mr Lansman’s decision. The Labour Party and its left member have nothing to fear from further left women candidates coming forward, but his decision to step aside will be especially welcomed by Labour members for the fact that it will mean no centrist-backed candidate assuming his NEC seat, as would have been the case had his application proceeded and been successful.
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