Labour’s mass gerrymander of conference delegates – attacking and suspending left delegates on any pretext and none – has succeeded in saving David Evans from accountability for his atrocious tenure as ‘acting’ general secretary.
The remaining conference delegate and right-wing unions succeeded in confirming him in the role by a ratio of 59:41 – still unheard-of level of dissent for a Labour general secretary.
The right’s contempt for democracy is writ large on this conference.
Update: after a recount – 400,000 votes were missing from the count! – the margin reduced to 57%-43%. The gerrymander and Unison’s betrayal of its members were enough to get Evans off the hook on which he should have been dragged out.
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