Motion now goes forward to CLP again, after officers and regional officials blocked first attempt
Labour members have responded to the blocking of a motion of no confidence in Keir Starmer and acting general secretary David Evans – by passing another motion of no confidence in Keir Starmer and David Evans.
Officers of Liverpool Riverside constituency party (CLP) and north-west regional office disregarded the party’s rules last week to prevent a vote by delegates on a motion of no confidence – so on Tuesday night, members of the CLP’s St Michael’s branch south of the city centre passed one and put it forward to the CLP again:
To NEC & Riverside CLP
This branch/CLP notes with concern:
That the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, pledged to bring unity to our Party so that members could continue their hard work in fighting the Tories and winning the next General Election.
This branch/CLP believes:
The Party Leader, together with the General Secretary have catastrophically failed to bring unity to the Party and have acted in such a way as to actively disenfranchise members and some trade unions who, by far, form the largest sections of The Labour Party.
This branch/CLP resolves to:
Express no confidence in Keir Starmer and David Evans.
The new motion is careful to avoid any mention of the issues that acting general secretary David Evans has tried to ban, focusing instead on the disunity and disenfranchisement caused by the party’s cynical and cowardly tactics.
Labour’s rules mean that the motion must now go forward to the next CLP ‘general committee’ meeting – forcing officers and regional officials either to allow it to go to a vote, or to treat member democracy with contempt. Either way, the results will be covered here.
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