Like Liverpool Wavertree, North Devon members want Starmer gone – now
North Devon Labour members voted through a motion of no confidence in the party’s titular leader Keir Starmer in the wake of his most recent attack on the left and determination not to oppose the Tories in their dismantling of the nation’s democracy.
The motion was passed last night at a meeting of constituency party ‘CLP’ members and reads:
This CLP believes that the election result in Hartlepool is a disaster for our party. Instead of winning back voters in key working class areas we are losing further seats to the Tories.
We believe that this is the result of the rightward turn taken under Keir Starmer’s leadership, abandoning class-based policies and instead resorting to flag waving and appeals to big business.
Instead of attacking the Tories, Keir Starmer has spent more time attacking grassroots members with unjust suspensions and suppression of member’s democratic rights.
For all these reasons, this CLP declares that it has no confidence in Keir Starmer. We call on him to stand down immediately and for a leadership contest to be set in motion – so that the membership can elect a new leadership that will fight the Tories on the basis of a bold socialist programme.
A similar motion was passed at the same time by members in Liverpool’s Wavertree constituency. With two CLPs demanding Starmer’s immediate resignation on the same evening and more lining up to do so, how long before Labour’s right-wing regime tries another clampdown on free speech to protect its abysmal ‘leaders’?
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