An anonymous Wolverhampton West CLP member writes on the dismantling of local party democracy and candidate selection chaos.
The recent blocking of Mish Rahman yet again showed contempt for Labour Party democracy — we need permanent campaigning for the right of members to decide, writes Matt Willgress.
Mish Rahman, members' representative on Labour's NEC, details the left's fight to bring positive and transformative policies forward in in the National Policy Forum.
“What is needed urgently from the Left is a determination to keep this issue permanently on the agenda – and not let anger at different individual cases fizzle out.“
"As a two term, currently elected member of Labour’s NEC, I have chaired panels for longlisting in other Parliamentary selections – I am therefore allowed to longlist candidates but not to be longlisted myself."
"We have to call a spade a spade and a racist act a racist act and there is no doubt that this government is conducting racist acts and illegal acts."
"These issues simply won’t go away. They’re too important. They need to be fixed urgently if we are to live up to our name as an anti-racist Party" - Mish Rahman on the racism exposed by the Forde report.