Last month, Luton South CLP (constituency Labour party) overwhelmingly voted to support a motion of no-confidence in the seat’s Labour MP, Gavin Shuker. Shuker tried to make light of the result, but Luton Momentum called for him to resign and trigger a by-election, while right-wingers were sufficiently rattled to try, ludicrously, to claim a joke toy and card referring to the ‘deselection express’ left outside his and fellow no-confidence sufferer Joan Ryan was a reference to death-camp trains.
Yesterday, the CLP followed up the no-confidence motion with a resounding victory for the left at its AGM (annual general meeting).
The positions of CLP Chair, Treasurer, Campaigns Coordinator, IT Officer went to Momentum candidates, with all other positions taken by supportive members. One of the new #exec’ is the member who moved the no-confidence motion last month.
It’s not known whether Gavin Shuker was present for the meeting.
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