Public meeting with Chris Williamson MP and John Dunn, Orgreave campaign

‘Building the Labour left to help deliver a socialist-led Labour government’

Speakers:
– Chris Williamson MP
– John Dunn (Ex-miner, Orgreave Truth & Justice campaigner, surcharged Clay Cross councillor)
– Natasha Sorrell (Labour4Clause4 campaigner and local teacher)

Thursday April 18, 7pm – 9.30pm

please note change of location:
Trades and Labour Club
200 Duke Street
Sheffield S2 5QQ
 
Lee Rock (convenor of Sheffield Labour Left) will be chairing the meeting.
 

The left in the Labour Party has always needed a grass-roots campaigning force to help build support for a socialist-led labour government – and to defend such a government once elected. In many localities left groups have formed, and are being formed. The Labour Representation Committee have agreed to start working towards a left network. Is it now time to discuss how we can link up with others to build a left alternative in the party?

Please come along, contribute your ideas and listen to the views of others.

Defend Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt as PPC for Thanet South!

In December, the Labour Party NEC refused to endorse Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt as the parliamentary candidate for South Thanet. It has thereby undermined the democratic decision of local Labour Party members who selected her in April 2018. The following three Twitter messages by Rebecca constitute the whole ‘evidence’ against her:

  1. “Accusations levelled at Jackie Walker are politically motivated.”
  2. “Antisemitism has been weaponised by those who seek to silence anti-Zionist voices. See The Lynching, endorsed by Ken Loach, for elucidation.”
  3. “Accusations of AS levelled in an attempt to discredit the left.”

This clearly shows that the witch-hunt against Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters is very much ongoing.

Please move either of the following model motions in your branch/CLP – and let us know about it so we can publish them here.

Model motion:

This branch/CLP is appalled at the decision of a three-person NEC panel not to endorse South Thanet Labour Party’s democratically elected parliamentary candidate, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt. This decision is an affront to our democratic traditions and appears not to be accompanied by any supporting evidence nor any rationale detailing the decision-making process. This branch/CLP asks the NEC to review its decision in a way which fully respects the integrity of the NEC and the democratic wishes of the membership.

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