Momentum candidates sweep Labour NEC elections

Candidates backed by Momentum have swept the board in the latest round of elections to Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee.

The slate, also backed by the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD), held off a bid by Ann Black to retain her place. Black was dropped by the left-wing slate following her vote in support of a £25 fee for supporters wishing to vote in the 2016 leadership election.

The campaign has been bitter at times, with video emerging of Pete Willsman, Secretary of CLPD labelling some behind the claims of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party as “Trump fanatics” and saying that he had never seen any evidence during his time in the party.

Momentum dropped Willsman from the slate in the aftermath of the leaked recording, but at the Jewish Labour Movement Conference this weekend Jon Lansman confirmed he has voted for Willsman in the election.

Comedian Eddie Izzard, who has been sitting on the NEC since the resignation of long-time Corbyn ally Christine Shawcroft, failed to retain his seat, despite standing as an independent.

The new NEC will meet for the first time tomorrow, where a decision on the adoption of the full IHRA definition of anti-Semitism is expected.

RESULTS (9 to elect)
DAR, Yasmine 88,176 ELECTED
WEBBE, Claudia 83,797 ELECTED
LANSMAN, Jon 83,072 ELECTED
GARNHAM, Rachel 81,702 ELECTED
ELMI, Huda 80,371 ELECTED
WILLIAMS, Darren 79,361 ELECTED
HENDERSON, Ann 79,176 ELECTED
MISHRA, Navendu 75,224 ELECTED
WILLSMAN, Peter 70,321 ELECTED
IZZARD, Eddie 67,819
BAXTER, Johanna 50,185
SINGH JOSAN, Gurinder 48,643
BLACK, Ann 45,566
BECKETT, Jasmin 43,955
PETO, Heather 43,774
AKEHURST, Luke 43,156
CAZIMOGLU, Eda 40,807
WIMBURY, Mary 40,507
BANES, Lisa 37,993
MASTERS, Marianna 35,061
FLETCHER, Jonathan 15,303
GUY, Stephen 14,985
MORRISON, Nicola 10,671
CRAIGIE, James 10,326
SPEDDING, Gary 9,854
STANNERS, Stephen 8,909
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