Ballots to most members delayed by two days – then as emails with voting links arrived, voting system went offline. Now, as voting finally possible, change candidates ‘Forward Momentum’ are stating their slate affiliation but most ‘Momentum Renewal’ hopefuls are not
After voting link emails to the majority of Momentum members were delayed by two days – and then the voting system was unavailable when the emails eventually landed – the page for members to vote for their preferred National Coordinating Group candidates is finally working.
Until now, those trying to cast their votes were confronted by a message stating that the site was ‘Offline for maintenance’.
However, now that the page is working it appears that candidates from only one of the two main ‘slates’ of candidates are disclosing their affiliation.
Candidates standing on the independent ‘Forward Momentum’ slate are stating this right at the beginning of their candidate statement, so that it shows even if voters do not click to read the whole statement:
However, most of the candidates who have been promoted on the rival ‘Momentum Renewal’ slate are not mentioning this in their statements. On the north-west voting page, for example, three ‘MR’ candidates are shown, but two simply state the names of the other candidates they are standing with. Only one mentions Momentum Renewal.
‘Momentum Renewal’ has been criticised as an ironic choice of name, because insiders say the group is a ‘front’ for pro-Lansman candidates and is run by fixers accused of stacking parliamentary selections for the Momentum establishment.
Now it seems Momentum members who want to avoid voting for what may lead to ‘more of the same’ run by the same people as before will need to look for ‘Forward Momentum’ in the candidate statements as they are unlikely to find ‘Momentum Renewal’ mentioned in the statements of members of that slate.
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