But if you are a member, don’t forget to cast your vote
Momentum sent out emails in quick succession on Friday telling members they are not members – and then another shortly afterwards telling them that they are members after all. However, some of those receiving the emails aren’t members – yet still received one telling them they are. Both emails are about the elections to Momentum’s National Coordinating Group (NCG).
Apart from a certain organisational chaos suggested by the pair of emails, they also raise concerns that Momentum’s existing power structures are trying to rally extra support by using the organisation’s resources in a last-minute recruitment drive.
These concerns are even greater given the issues many are alleging with a lack of transparency and real democracy in how ‘Momentum Renewal’ – which many believe is the existing pro-Lansman structure’s attempt to present a new face to members – has been set up and is selecting its slate.
The timetable for the elections is as follows:
Thursday 28th May – candidate registration and nominations open
Thursday 11th June – nominations close (and deadline for new members to join and vote)
Friday 12th June – candidate videos and Q&A
Tuesday 16th June – voting opens
Tuesday 30th June – voting closes
Wednesday 1st July – results
Momentum founder Jon Lansman has said that he is stepping down from the NCG. However, the SKWAWKBOX understands that he is not relinquishing control of Momentum as a company and that his agreement to stand aside is linked to continued support from Momentum for his ambitions to remain on Labour’s National Executive Committee.
If you are, or wish to be, a Momentum member then make sure your membership is current or you apply before 11 June.
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