The SKWAWKBOX reported in the early hours on the near-clean sweep last night for the left in London’s Hampstead and Kilburn CLP (constituency Labour party), which elected or nominated left candidates for every position bar one in the vital National Executive Committee (NEC), National Policy Forum (NPF) and National Constitutional Committee (NCC) elections, as well as selecting ten firmly Corbyn-supporting delegates for the party’s annual Conference, where key policies will be decided.
But such results are not limited to London. On the same evening, Hodge Hill CLP – Liam Byrne’s seat in the right-wing heartlands of the West Midlands, saw similar results.
A report to Hodge Hill’s Women’s Forum gave the details:
- Hodge Hill nominated the entire Momentum/CLPD/CLGA ‘left slate’ of candidates for the NEC – one better than Hampstead and Kilburn
- Hodge Hill members also nominated theMomentum/CLPD/CLGA candidate for the NCC, Daniel Blaney
- they also nominated four left slate candidates for the NPF along with one independent
- in addition, Hodge Hill also passed a motion calling for the reinstatement of expelled long-time activist Marc Wadsworth and another calling for a wide range of sanctions against illegal settlements in Palestine accompanied by an arms embargo
Mr Byrne, who is listed as a supporter of Labour Friends of Israel – which was recently condemned for an appalling, victim-blaming response to the massacre and maiming of thousands of unarmed Palestinians by the Israeli military – reportedly looked far from happy.
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