Op-ed: WE the supporters, voters and members of the Labour Party are the PARTY. WE all need each other and right now with local elections weeks away it needs all willing and able hands on board.
But WE also need the best people for the job elected to the party's NEC, national executive committee.
Divisions between the left and the right of the party mean that some who want to be elected to the NEC openly oppose Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Thanks to Kev Minnette, a prospective Labour councillor, for sharing the following:
For what is probably the first time the right wing slate for the NEC put together by Progress and Labour First is getting far more CLP nominations than the Centre-left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA) slate (excepting Ann Black).
Progress is a very well-funded organisation with millionaire benefactors and probably has paid employees phoning round CLP’s to get backing for its slate.
The CLGA of which CLPD is one of the main organisations, relies entirely on unpaid volunteer party members like yourselves.
Therefore, we ask you urgently to do your very best to get CLP’s to nominate for the CLGA slate of Ann Black; Ken Livingstone; Christine Shawcroft; Claudia Webbe; Darren Williams; Peter Willsman.
This is a vital task as control of the NEC will decide the future direction of the Labour Party.
Yours in socialism
Asst Sec CLPD
PS Comrades are also encouraged to press for good Annual Conference delegates from their CLP’s and where possible to stand themselves.
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