Labour Party members who support democracy should understand perfectly my reasons for posting the following:

Delegate application packs for Labour’s 2017 Conference have now been sent to unions, affiliates and CLPs (constituency Labour parties) this month. The Conference this year takes place in Brighton.

Labour First – along with Progress and similar factions – are desperately organising to try to ensure that they cram as many anti-Corbyn members into the delegate count as possible.

They outflanked the majority left-wing members for the 2016 Conference in Liverpool with hugely damaging consequences for Labour’s ability to present the electorate with a genuine alternative, voting through an unlawful, anti-democratic rule-change to place two unelected, anti-Corbyn members onto the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).

It’s essential that they do not succeed again in 2017 – especially in view of one of the most important rule-changes to be debated at Conference in years, which some are calling the ‘McDonnell Amendment‘.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is sponsoring a rule-change that will lower the number of nominations required for an MP to stand in a leadership election – which will make it almost impossible for right-wing MPs to prevent members having a left-wing candidate to vote for in any future leadership contest.

To get it passed, every CLP needs to select solid, left-wing delegates for the Conference. The equation is simple – left-wing members far outnumber right-wing in the party, so if the Left stays informed, gets organised and turns up, good delegates will go to the Conference.

Source: Another, MASSIVE reason to get informed and organised re Conference delegates | The SKWAWKBOX

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