Labour First expecting to lose Conference votes – badly. But…

Posted: September 30, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized


In a typically bizarre article for LabourList, Labour First’s Luke Akehurst somehow tries to claim Labour First’s recent losses were a slap in the face for Momentum – and to claim the ‘unity’ high ground while promising a relentless fight against measures designed to re-democratise the Labour Party:

LL LA fight.pngLabour First appears eager to grab any crumb of comfort, making much of the selection of a right-wing candidate for the Lewisham mayoral contest, in spite of concerns of local members about how the result was achieved. Akehurst also claims that the selection of right-wing council candidates in various parts of the country shows that Corbyn supporters are voting for right-wingers – which ignores the fact that Local Campaign Forums have engineered shortlists in many parts of the country to prevent left-wing members having a candidate to vote for at all.

But the most interesting parts of Akehurst’s article are his claim that the…

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