Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

Labour appoints new London regional director

After a substantial period of acting regional directors drafted in from the north-west, the Labour Party has appointed longstanding Labour activist Hazel Flynn as its new regional director for London. Ms Flynn is an eminently-qualified organiser, as the role requires, who signed a July 2016 statement of support for Jeremy Corbyn published by Lesbians and […]

Corbynism unites West Wales

  West Wales By Maria Carroll Last week, guest author Maria Carroll wrote movingly about her own experiences as the daughter and mother of soldiers and the state’s abandonment of veterans to cope alone with the mental health issues that can follow service in the military. This week, she describes the impact of Jeremy Corbyn […]

Phillips leaves Yardley AGM early as left takes all contested positions

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips Centrist MP Jess Phillips was reportedly a lot less than happy as Birmingham Yardely CLP (constituency Labour party) held its annual general meeting (AGM) to elect its officers for the next year. In a fractious three-hour meeting – starting 10am on Saturday – attended by 92 members eligible to vote, […]

Excl: Webbe & Lansman ‘we will serve full 2-year NEC terms’

Jon Lansman and Claudia Webbe Momentum founder Jon Lansman and NEC member Claudia Webbe are among the nine candidates for Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on the ‘grassroots left’ ‘slate’ – the nine candidates endorsed by the broad left for this summer’s vital NEC elections, to ensure that Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for the Labour party […]