Welsh Labour denies democratic candidate selection to its members


llafurDarren Williams is a CLP representative on Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) as well as a member of the Welsh Executive Committee (WEC). Like some other members, he publishes a report on the meetings of the committees.

Last month, the SKWAWKBOX was delighted to announce that Labour’s internal democracy took a step forward as part of the party’s forward planning for the next General Election, with members in key target marginal seats to be given the opportunity to elect the panels who will select their MP candidate shortlists, rather than having them composed of NEC members – all too often with a majority of ‘moderates’.

However, this applied only to English seats, as Welsh and Scottish selections are devolved. The SKWAWKBOX published a list of the English seats and invited interested members to put themselves forward so we can help them get the support they need for their candidacy.

Now Williams’

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