Several members backed by various left groups, but only two places to win – which two should Labour members unite behind?
Left Labour groups have failed to agree a unified ‘slate’ of candidates for the important by-election for two positions on Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC), resulting in four main candidates among those who have passed the nomination threshold, one who outstripped some of the group-backed candidates for nominations – and a likelihood of a split left vote when the ballot opens later this month.
The need for a unified slate is clear, so the SKWAWKBOX is running a member poll to assess the support for each candidate:
- Lauren Townsend has been backed by CLPD and Momentum;
- Cecile Wright is backed by CLPD;
- Drennan is backed by Momentum;
- Jo Bird is backed by Jewish Voice for Labour and LRC before she was suspended by Labour . She was quickly reinstated by the party
- Trish Williams was not backed by any of the major left groups, but received more nominations than some candidates who were
Links to the candidates’ statements are below:
Which two of the candidates would you want to see on the left ‘slate’ to unite the left-wing member vote? The poll will close at 10pm on Monday 17 February. Candidate order has been randomised.
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