Left group supports one candidate also backed by Momentum – but not other
Left activist group CLPD (Campaign for Labour Party Democracy) has rejected half of the ‘slate’ of candidates that Momentum backed on Thursday in the National Executive Committee (NEC) by-elections – backing one but not the other.
Momentum has supported Lauren Townsend and Tameside mayor Leigh Drennan, a close ally of Momentum founder Jon Lansman. But late on Thursday CLPD announced:
CLPD are not replacing two BAME NEC members [Claudia Webbe and Nav Mishra, who were elected as MPs in December] with two non-BAME. We are supporting Lauren and Cecile Wright.
Wright is a member of the CLPD executive but also a vice-chair of Momentum.
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