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:
- “Accusations levelled at Jackie Walker are politically motivated.”
- “Antisemitism has been weaponised by those who seek to silence anti-Zionist voices. See The Lynching, endorsed by Ken Loach, for elucidation.”
- “Accusations of AS levelled in an attempt to discredit the left.”
Please move either of the following model motions in your branch/CLP – and let us know about it so we can publish them here.
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.