Vital that left unites behind strong slate – and stays in party to vote
Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has agreed a timetable for the election of its member representatives, which was postponed from its summer schedule because of the pandemic.
The loss of key votes during yesterday’s NEC meeting by a single vote shows the damage being done by the divided slate for three by-election slots earlier this year, which allowed right-wingers to take them.
Nominations for the elections will open 11 July and the results will be announced in November. A full schedule will be added here shortly.
It’s absolutely essential that the left unites behind a set of candidates to prevent further anti-democratic moves by the now right-dominated NEC, which has disenfranchised members by ignoring the party’s obligation to put rule changes to a vote by Labour’s annual conference.
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