Liverpool Riverside arranges AGM for Saturday of NHS march – to favour right?

Liverpool Riverside CLP (constituency Labour party) has a dire recent of right-wing machinations to keep a grip on the structures of the local party since the national resurgence of the left. The CLP was forcibly switched by Labour’s regional office to a branch/delegate structure to enable right-wingers to maintain control – delegate-based CLPs offer more […]

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 […]

Sheikh situation reverses again

This article originally stated that Sakina Sheikh had dramatically stepped down from the Lewisham East contest to select Labour’s parliamentary by-election. Even more dramatically, Ms Sheikh is on the ballot – but some of her supporters had left the hustings in protest. See this update for the latest. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided […]

Excl: full interview with Lewisham East shortlist candidate Claudia Webbe

Claudia Webbe On Wednesday, the SKWAWKBOX published an exclusive interview with Sakina Sheikh, one of two main left candidates in the contest to replace Heidi Alexander as the candidate and then MP for Lewisham East. Today, Claudia Webbe spoke to this blog at length about her views, politics and motivations in standing for the candidacy. […]

Excl audio: Lewisham East shortlister Claudia Webbe on what drives her to stand

Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX conducted an interview with NEC member and shortlisted applicant for Labour’s candidacy for the Lewisham East parliamentary seat vacated by Heidi Alexander’s move to the London mayor’s office, Claudia Webbe. The interview lasted almost an hour and ranged over topics as varied as Gaza and the NHS – but right at […]