Momentum and CLPD, who had put forward separate slates for Labour’s National Constitutional Committee elections, have agreed a joint slate of candidates.
The slate consists of the full original CLPD slate (of which three candidates were also on Momentum’s) previously announced – including JVL’s Stephen Marks – plus Susan Press from the Momentum slate to replace Kaneez Akhtar, who had stepped down.
Momentum have issued a statement on the agreement:
Following our call to reopen negotiations, we’re happy to announce a joint list of candidates backed by Momentum and CLPD.
We feel this compromise reflects the concerns of the broad left across the Labour movement.
The candidates are: Cecile Wright, Khaled Moyeed, Annabelle Harle, Susan Press, Stephen Marks and Gary Heather.
There has also been joint agreement to back Jabran Hussain, a BAME solicitor-advocate from Bradford who joined the party when he was 16, in next year’s NCC election to further improve geographical and racial diversity on the NCC. Jabran offered to stand aside this time in the interests of having a united left slate and is giving his full support to the new joint slate.
The repeated frustrations, criticisms and failures of the CLGA process show that it must be reformed. We need a more transparent, open process that members can engage with. This is crucial if we are to gain agreement across the left and back candidates that are popular with the members.
Confirmation from the other Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance members is anticipated imminently.
Nominations for the contest close 28 October and must be moved and nominated in the usual way at a full general meeting of each CLP (constituency Labour party) at a meeting arranged, where possible, at least seven days in advance. Nominations can be made from the floor.
Candidates must be nominated by their home CLP and at least four others to make the final ballot. The SKWAWKBOX is clarifying the process for the final ballot.
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