GRA slate for elections at conference
CLPD has published the Grassroots Alliance slate for elections at Annual Conference:
As I'm standing for the NPF I'm not allowed to comment on the other people running.
Instead I'll comment on the extraordinary number of gaps - i.e. non-runners.
To stand for the NPF you need your own and 2 other CLP nominations. In each region there are 4 seats up.
So this implies the GRA - a broad coalition of the various different left groups - can't field a full set of four candidates in any of the regions - or that the people they tried to run couldn't all get even three CLPs to nominate them. In the West Midlands they seem to have no one at all on the ballot paper.
So much for fears that the McDonnell campaign has re-energised the left on the ground in CLPs.