Momentum

Selections, factionalism, and Akehurst Matthew Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:22
Selections, factionalism, and Akehurst

“We may well have reached 'peak Momentum'. These are the most favourable political circumstances Labour’s hard left could envisage.

“They feel politically vindicated by the general election result, have a well-funded, well-staffed organisation holding a vast amount of data on Labour members and have reshaped Labour’s membership through successive rounds of mass recruitment.”

Labour's renewal and the battle to oust the Tories (abridged from AWL Conference 2017) SJW Thu, 11/30/2017 - 17:04

The result of the June 2017 General Election was decisive in cementing, at least for a time, the Corbyn leadership of the Labour Party. 


Democracy review details emerge Matthew Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:28

Labour has officially launched a democracy review. Jeremy Corbyn says he wants the party to become a “movement” and to boost the involvement of previously marginalised groups.

The first deadline of the review is 12 January. At this point it will consider the roles of BAME Labour, Young Labour, and the National Women’s conference.

The second phase covers the governance of Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs), the role of socialist societies, improving diversity and gender representation, strengthening participation, recruitment and social media.

Where next for Momentum groups? Matthew Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:49

Since the general election, Momentum has grown substantially, and is, reportedly, now approaching 30,000 members. But are Momentum groups revitalising? Are the new structures — the constitution with its promises of online votes and oversight of the National Coordinating Group — producing fruitful results?

Corbyn surge changes Labour conference

Submitted by Gemma_S on 26 September, 2017 - 8:09
Labour conference 2017

The Corbyn surge is starting to filter through the party and have an impact on Labour Party Conference.

Happening in Brighton on 24-27 September, this year's conference has over 1000 delegates, more than double the usual number. Around two-thirds of those delegates are on the left, or to be more specific support Corbyn's leadership. It was reported at a Campaign for Labour Party Democracy fringe meeting that the conference has had 13,000 people at in total: delegates, observers, visitors to Momentum's The World Transformed fringe festival, and other fringe events.