Lansman at risk in NEC race

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lansman.pngJohn Lansman

The contest for the three additional NEC (National Executive Committee) places agreed at September’s Labour Conference in Brighton is vital for the smooth continued impetus of the Labour Party in a direction that is in line with the vision of Jeremy Corbyn and the majority of the party’s membership.

It’s essential that all three places go to the ‘slate’ supported by the grassroots left, to ensure that the newly-achieved pro-Corbyn majority, still tenuous pending the result of the Scottish leadership election, is consolidated – the loss of even one of the new places is a serious threat .

And that threat exists.

The candidacy of Momentum founder Jon Lansman has been a matter of discomfort among some pro-Corbyn members because of controversy surrounding the reorganisation of Momentum early this year. This has been reflected in the CLP (constituency Labour party) nominations for the respective ‘slates’, with Lansman lagging…

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