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Congratulations to left NEC winners – especially Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi

Jewish left-winger was shamefully left off ‘slate’ by some groups, but won election as part of ‘Grassroots 5’. Despite mass exodus from party, left can still win positions despite rigging of system by Labour right

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi

Four left-wingers have won election to Labour’s national executive as representatives of Labour members, despite the mass exodus of left members disgusted by the conduct and positions of Keir Starmer and his acolytes.

Jessica Barnard, Gemma Bolton, Yasmine Dar and Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi now all hold NEC positions:

Congratulations to those elected – and particularly to Wimborne-Idrissi, who was shamefully treated by parts of the left and was left off the ‘main’ ‘slate’ of left candidates and won election as part of the alternative ‘Grassroots 5’ slate. Unite left-winger Howard Beckett was one of those to echo the sentiment:

Of course with the right busy wrecking the party, membership of the NEC is going to be more of an ordeal than a pleasure for anyone of good will and politics – and as a Jewish left-winger and JVL member who has already been disgracefully hounded by the party regime, it may only be a matter of time before the right tries to remove Ms Wimborne-Idrissi by suspending or expelling her, a manoeuvre for which they have plenty of form. Today’s delay to the announcement of the result is widely thought to have been to allow time for such usual suspects as the JLM to prepare their smears against her, which have already been published and rightly derided.

But the reality is that the left still wields enough clout among the membership to win results if it exerts it – particularly the young members, which no doubt has much to do with the fact that Labour’s youth wing – and Jess Barnard who was its chair – has also been scandalously treated by the regime. And the diseased state of the party as a whole is amply illustrated by the list of right-wingers who were also elected and by the non-election of Mish Rahman, who has worked hard on the NEC for the interests of the movement.

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26 comments

    1. 🎊🎊🎊 sooo glad i did my part with my votes!!! SUPER pleased (was bit nervous) but BRILLIANT result for Naomi & others 🎊🎊🎊

      1. 🎉🎉🎉 super pleased for other three decent peeps who got my vote. BIG love to the other decent people who did not cross the line. You r HEROES in my judgement💐💐💐

      2. You know SNW I am not an advocate for remaining in that nasty Neoliberal Neo-Labour TORY Party, squirming in the remains of what once was the UK Labour Party (RIP 13 Dec’19).
        However on an occassion like this where we know for fact that you’ve driven a spoke straight through the heart of the monster, I am very pleased, and salutes those of you moving in the shaddows to avoid detection, by the Demonic Neo-Labour Party TORIES!
        Now sadly for Naomi + 3 the shit will hit the fan, and no doubt anyone who voted for them, even if that is supposedly protected data, if they do, you know how!
        Good Luck SNW and stay in those shadows on the inside we’ll keep tinkering on a thing outsid. Hopefully we can rejoice an exodus to a movement free of Neoliberalism and raise the crimson standard high, as one once again, never to return to any shadows again!

  1. Great result for Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi and the other left comrades who carry the fight forward.
    Shame on Momentum for its failure to support Naomi.

    1. Reply to Johnsco1
      Agree with you 100%.Delighted Naomi (and the others who had Jeremy Corbyn’s endorsement )were elected . I am absolutely disgusted with Momentum. Their behaviour towards Naomi was despicable.

    2. Momentum was never any different, they have always moved with a dagger in each sleeve! I hope once we do have a new movement that we learn from that. It would be better not to have any external groups, media, etc, anything in those lines must be within the Party and answerable to the Party’s Code of Conduct. Close-knit and tight no room Conniving, Sabotage and Smearing from within or without.
      #NeverFORGET
      #NeverFORGIVE

  2. Oh Momentum, you never fail to deliver. Well done to the four musketeers. What is going to be the reptiles response?

  3. Congrats on the leftists winning their specs…but what’s changed?

    The bullied-at-school akehurst, the odious josan singh and the hideous whinging twunt baxter are on the committee…And smarmer’s still there with fat dave wiping his arse…

    So it’s a ‘meh’ from me, I’m afraid.

  4. Naomi’s, stellar, win-against-the-odds, last night, has, certainly, brought out the worst in the likes of Hodge, Smeeth and the BoD.

    Weepin’ and wailin’. Gnashin’ their teeth – or, in Hodge’s case, her dentures, in her handbag.

    Added, bonus.

    There are another couple of – unaffiliated, to The Labour Party – organisations joining in. I can’t remember their names, off-hand, but I don’t care. 🙂 🙂

    Solidarity, with Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi!!

      1. Was it ever off the arld pederast enablers’ menu?

        Despicable arld hag.

      2. Only, when the EDL/Britain First CAA attacked her blue eyed boy.
        I am sure she was back at it that same evening.

  5. Predictably, the ultra Zionists in the forms of Smeeth, Hodge et al are having a hissy fit about Naomi’s election. Interestingly JVL have never disavowed Zionism but they do support BDS and they don’t share support for the racist agenda of Israel. In wider terms, it’s extraordinary that despite Evans and Keith’s best chicanery and gerrymandering efforts there is now a cabal of left of centre members on the NEC, which cannot bode well for the viability of any Starmer led government. Conversely, it is difficult to see how Labour could possibly form an effective government given what appears to be a permanent fault line within the movement. Starmer at least had the sense, unlike Corbyn, to see that there is no compromise between irreconcilable political differences and eradicating your internal opposition is the way to go, but what this result signals is that, that, will never be achievable by either side, and so the internecine war of attrition rumbles on.

  6. Belter
    Does anyone know the numbers, this will tell how many have left party and level of corruption in the ballot

  7. How long after the results were announced did it take the enemies (for that is what they are) of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi to issue their statements condemning her election?

    1. A matter of minutes. Jewish Labour Movement were the instigators, with an ‘official statement'(FFS), then came the trash, washing up on the shore behind them.

      1. Reply to George Peel
        The JLM has an opinion on Naomi – they are entitled to it. I and those who voted for her have a different opinion – we too are entitled to have that opinion. We also have a right to vote for Naomi or whoever else we choose without being criticised for it. Its called democracy.
        The JLM and the others concerned need to grow up and realise that smearing a good decent Jewish woman like Naomi is not the way to win friends and influence people. She won her place on the NEC fair and square. If they can’t accept that they are clearly not democrats. Their spitefulness undermines themselves, not her.

      2. No, Smartboy, JLM are not entitled to express the opinion of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, they expressed, last night.

        It was, barely, disguised antisemitic, and opened the door for what followed – not only, last night, but throughout the day, today.

        Naomi doesn’t deserve that. No one deserves that.

        Any other Labour Party, JLM would be heavily censured.

  8. The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader was due to the confluence of so many factors.
    One factor was that some people who did not really regard themselves as on the left voted for him.
    There may be an element of that in these results.

    Congratulations to left winners!

  9. The JLM and those round them typify the poison that is the right-wing in the Labour Party.
    They do their cause no credit with their lies and false accusations of anti-Semitism.
    Even more – They are doing Jewish people no favours.
    Naomi is the good example.
    Her oponents can’t stand the threat of the good example.
    Why not ??? Because it exposes them for the spiteful individuals that they are.

  10. Since the results were announced I suspect Starmer et al have been desperately trying to find an excuse to suspend Naomi. If they succeed it’ll prove again who is running the party, the leadership or groups from the outside.

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