Evans’s position is ‘acting’ unless and until confirmed at Labour’s sovereign annual conference
The number of constituency Labour parties (CLPs) voting no confidence in Keir Starmer and David Evans continues to mount, while signatories to a letter published by CLP officers demanding respect for members’ free speech have doubled in just a day.
But now Labour members have begun a new tactic to their fight-back – and taking on Evans’s position directly.
Evans is still only Labour’s acting general secretary, because Labour’s rules require a general secretary appointment to be confirmed by a vote of the party’s annual conference, its sovereign body, before it becomes permanent – and on Thursday evening, Mid Bedfordshire CLP voted to instruct its conference delegate to vote against endorsing Evans’s appointment at the party’s next annual conference.
If enough CLPs do likewise and Labour’s left unions back the move, Evans could be removed by next autumn, or even earlier if a special conference is called to vote on his appointment by Starmer, as many expect.
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