Right-wingers running SHA have been accused of financial irregularities – but Labour First is on a recruitment drive to protect them from democracy
Right-wing pressure group Labour First is on a recruitment drive to pour new members into the Socialist Health Association (SHA), with only two days to join before the deadline to vote in the SHA’s executive elections.
Labour First is presenting its drive as an attempt to protect hard-working right-wingers from a ‘hard left’ take-over from ‘mainstream’ leadership – but in reality, the current SHA chair and secretary have been accused of blocking attempts to expose and investigate financial irregularities, including refusing to give the association’s Treasurer access to its PayPal account.
After the treasurer and other senior left members tried to call a special meeting to address these issues, she was expelled from the SHA.
Labour First wants to protect its allies on the SHA exec and replace the remaining left-wingers. The left needs members to join the SHA today (Weds) and Thursday to ensure that you can vote in branch and national elections in January and February and get rid of the current Labour First backed officers – and ensure that the SHA works for a truly public and protected NHS.
You can do so here for £25 a year, or £10 for those on low incomes.
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