The Clarion supports a vote, CLP nominations, etc, for the three official Momentum-backed candidates, Jon Lansman, Yasmine Dar and Rachel Garnham, in the upcoming election for three new places on Labour’s NEC.
As the recent article we published by Michael Chessum makes clear, this is not because we are happy about the process by which left candidates for the NEC are chosen. It is certainly not because we have no political disagreements or criticisms.
We understand why some comrades will disagree, but we think the priority in this election is for the left, however inadequate, to win all three seats. In the situation as it is, supporting other candidates will undermine that goal.
• For more on the election, see the Momentum website.
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