Voting system change was always guaranteed to gift NEC positions to Labour right
The Grassroots Left slate of six candidates in Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) elections has secured five places in today’s count, despite the party hierarchy’s decision to disqualify thousands of votes cast by left-wingers.
Left insiders thought that four wins would be a good result, so the movement has outperformed expectations. However, the party’s decision to switch to a ‘Single Transferable Vote’ (STV) system was always designed to ensure that the left could not win its normal ‘clean sweep’ of the nine positions available – and has duly done just that.
The left also secured the positions of youth and disabled people’s representatives.
The full list of successful candidates in the NEC contest and other elections taking place at the same time are as follows:
National Executive Committee
NEC CLP Section
JOSAN, Gurinder Singh
NEC Disabled Members Representative
NEC Youth Member Representative
NEC Local Governance Section
NEC Welsh Labour Representative
Young Labour National Committee
Chair of Young Labour
East of England Representative
North West Representative
South East Representative
South West Representative
West Midlands Representative
Yorkshire & Humber Representative
Under 18’s Representative
Congratulations to the successful left candidates. The results underline the importance of strong left union leadership to redress the carefully-constructed NEC imbalance in favour of the right.
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