Clearing up the NCC election confusion: who can vote and how it’ll work

Nominations for the important elections to Labour’s National Constitutional Committee (NCC), the party’s senior disciplinary body, are underway and will close 28 October. The contest itself became clearer for members with yesterday’s announcement of a unified ‘slate’ of left-wing candidates by CLPD, Momentum and other organisations. However, there has been considerable confusion over the issues […]

CWU, Unison add their support to Drakeford’s Welsh leadership campaign

Mark Drakeford The campaign of left-winger Mark Drakeford for the leadership of the Welsh Labour Party continues to build impetus. Hot on the heels of endorsements by Unite and South Wales NUM, the CWU and Unison unions have also declared their support. With the switch to OMOV (one member, one vote) from the old ‘electoral […]

Exclusive: left-slate impasse as one group refuses to back JVL member for NCC

The right-wing ‘slate’ for the important elections to fill additional positions on Labour’s NCC (National Constitutional Committee), the party’s supreme disciplinary body, was issued last week – and serves as a useful guide for which candidates to avoid. But the left slate has not yet been published. A meeting took place on Monday night that […]

Exclusive: Unite has already endorsed first affirmative-ballot selection candidate

The dust has barely settled on the decision of Labour conference delegates to approve a new, easier process for Labour members to have a selection process and elect a new parliamentary candidate – and already one of Labour’s most staunchly pro-Corbyn unions has moved to help members make use of the new rules. The SKWAWKBOX […]

RCN no-confidence victory is inspiration to left members of right-leaning unions

Nursing activists have achieved an outstanding result in a crucial vote in the Royal College of Nurses (RCN), with 78% of those who voted expressing no confidence in the leadership of their union, which has had a long reputation for being right-leaning and Establishment-friendly: The result was announced on Facebook by a well-known nursing campaigner in […]

TV-star-turned-candidate Nixon smeared by own party as US Dems copy anti-Corbyn playbook

Smeared and smeared alike: Nixon and Corbyn Picture the scene: a popular left-wing leadership candidate threatens the status quo of an Establishment, notionally-left political party, putting at risk the painstakingly-constructed business-as-usual cosiness that it clings to. In spite of huge threats from burgeoning right-wing extremism, the Establishment party turns on one of its own candidates, […]

Rewriting history: Sky News just ‘forgot’ the 2016 ‘coup’, claims NO leadership challenge

According to Sky News, this didn’t happen. Sky News just performed a remarkable piece of retroactive historical surgery in an article about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed refusal – in reality, Labour rules do not give him the power – to ‘protect’ Labour MPs facing deselection by their local members. The article – which features, of course, […]

If PressTV journalist at Ryan meeting was ‘infiltrator’, RIGHT-wingers let him in

The Establishment – and possibly jealous – media and supporters of the Labour right are in histrionics at the fact that ‘Iranian BBC’ Press TV  was able to film some of the proceedings at Thursday night’s meeting of Enfield North CLP (constituency Labour party). The meeting dramatically carried a motion of no confidence in the […]

Excl: death-threat, attempted assault at Ryan no-confidence meeting – by right against left

Celbic Hall, Enfield – the scene of alleged ‘centrist’ death-threats (image: Google Maps) Last night, a broad coalition of Enfield North Labour members passed a dramatic motion of no confidence in local MP Joan Ryan, after a tense and fraught debate and vote. Ms Ryan subsequently posted a disparaging tweet describing members who supported the […]

Right NEC candidate’s campaign rocked by bullying complaint by blind member

Gurinder Singh Josan closing Labour First’s annual meeting in January Tomorrow ballots will be sent out for the vital NEC (National Executive Committee) elections of nine ‘CLP’ (constituency Labour party) members to represent Labour’s huge membership on the party’s ruling body. The left has a full slate of nine candidates and all Labour members who […]