The Labour Representation Committee (LRC), which backed Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon in the leader/deputy leader contests, has announced its support for Deborah Hobson and Hassan Ahmed in the vital by-election for two new constituency Labour party (CLP) representatives on Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
The pair, standing for a CLP slot and the NEC’s BAME position respectively, are also supported by Grassroots Black Left and Momentum Black Caucus.
The by-elections are running to the same schedule as the leadership process.
Birkenhead councillor Jo Bird, who is backed by Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), is currently leading the nominations phase among CLPs with at least twenty-nine local parties voting to support her for one of the two CLP slots. Bird, who is Jewish, defended local Labour members when they were attacked by departing MP Frank Field as he resigned from the Labour Party.
Candidate statements for the three are below:
Nominations close on the evening of 14 February. Candidates must be nominated by at least five CLPs to qualify for the ballot of Labour members.
Update 4 Feb 2020: LRC has now announced that it is backing Jo Bird for the second member-elected NEC position.
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