Labour membership correction, SKWAWKBOX? Here’s ONE member This Writer would like to correct!

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Late last year, my branch of the Labour Party tried to get our CLP to pass a motion calling for one of the party’s old guard, who had treated the membership poorly, to be removed.

It was blocked after an interjection from the CLP secretary, who claimed that it was inappropriate to criticise an employee who cannot speak for himself.

You’ve probably already guessed who this was. He seemed perfectly articulate when he gave his speech to Labour’s National Conference last year.

Late last year, the SKWAWKBOX named a new membership figure for the Labour party of 630,000, based on figures provided by an HQ contact.

This figure turned out to be incorrect – we’re still working on identifying why. The latest official figure is 540,000, still great but a substantial difference.

Would the number be higher if the membership had not been so poorly treated by the party’s old guard? Probably.

More than ever change is needed and those holding the members in contempt need to step aside or be removed, so the party can both move and grow, unhindered.

Source: Labour membership correction | The SKWAWKBOX

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3 thoughts on “Labour membership correction, SKWAWKBOX? Here’s ONE member This Writer would like to correct!

  1. aunty1960

    It will go down as the membership purged last year will not renew.

    Remember the 100,000s signing up between now and last years leadership election, and the special £25 memberships, who were also purged.

    But Labour has kept these figures falsely giving a higher membership.

    But when the figures go down through none renewal I bet they blame Corbyn and say membership is dropping off because of him.

    also local clps remaining ****** and Momentum has still stayed the blind, blinkered stalewart socialist “in” clique and alienated and put everyone else off. in deed, in fact telling people they are not wanted unless they a Pure Blood Socialists and Labour.

    Normal Muggles, not wanted.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      We’ll have to see. Your comments about Momentum are nonsense, of course, as are your claims about CLPs, many of which have become much more member-friendly due to the influx of Corbyn supporters.

  2. Roland Laycock

    These people have been at it for years and think the party belongs to them and it is for there us only, the party should be bringing on young people after all its there future we are talking about, and if you look back the old guards as sold the young down the drain more than once, so for me its out with the old and in with the new and help them to understand how to fight the likes of Dennis Skinner a man that knows more about parliamentary procedure than any one I can think of should be teaching the young

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