The SKWAWKBOX has heard from various quarters that NEC member and Momentum founder Jon Lansman may withdraw his application for Labour’s General Secretary position later today.
The move would be welcomed by those who don’t want to see Eddie Izzard assume Lansman’s NEC seat as the highest losing candidate in January’s NEC election, as well as – obviously – supporters of Unite’s Jennie Formby or Crowdpac co-founder Paul Hilder and those who believe the next General Secretary should be a woman.
This latter category includes Lansman, whose initial statement mentioned that he was applying to encourage female candidates to apply.
Meanwhile, the SKWAWKBOX understands that Bex Bailey – who according to sources was expected to apply by Friday – has decided not to proceed.
Mr Lansman has been contacted for comment but has not yet confirmed his intentions.
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