Voting has opened today for the nine vital places on Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) representing party members.
The left has put together a slate to fill all nine places – voting for all nine of these candidates is the only way to ensure that the party continues unchecked in its drive to become a movement that genuinely represents its members – and then the people of the UK in government:
Labour’s ‘democracy review’, set to update the party’s rules and procedures to ensure it becomes and remains a truly member-led party, is a vital part of that process – and its success depends on getting all nine of the above candidates in place to represent us.
With the ever-increasing smears directed at Labour and its leadership, a strong result for the left slate will send an important message to the media and politicians attempting to undermine the country’s only real hope of genuine change.
And in case you need any further convincing of the importance of voting – and voting for the left slate – remember that during the 2016 leadership challenge, a right-dominated NEC almost managed to keep Jeremy Corbyn off the ballot entirely, depriving members of even the chance to vote for the candidate they really believe in:
It was so close
RT if you're backing the #JC9 for #LabourNEC
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— Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum) July 25, 2018
There are a few independent candidates, as well as Ann Black – who used to be on the left slate but was removed for failing the members – but however worthy, a vote for any of these makes it more likely that a right-winger from the Progress-/Labour First-backed (and laughably-called ‘independent’) slate will sneak through. The democratic balance of the NEC is too tight for such indulgences.
Instructions on what to do if your ballot doesn’t arrive in the next few days are above. Don’t miss out – have your say to make sure Labour remains the party for the many.
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