LLA statement on the Momentum NCG elections

Labour Left Alliance welcomes efforts to reform and democratise Momentum, which are sorely needed and long overdue. Although we have reservations about the scale of the challenge, and the time and energy that many activists will need to utilise, we offer solidarity with those undertaking a genuine struggle. 

We posed questions to all the candidates of the upcoming National Coordinating Group (NCG) elections in order to help clarify their political stance on a number of key issues, to help people to decide how to vote. We thank all those that responded – see the questions and answers here: https://labourleft.org/uncategorized/our-questions-to-all-momentum-ncg-candidates/

We encourage particular support for Syed Siddiqi of Ilford South CLP who is standing in the London Region, and we wish him every success in the NCG election. Syed has been suspended from the Labour Party since December 2017 and his case is mentioned in the leaked Governance and Legal Unit report. He is an LLA signatory, and provided some positive responses to our questions.

While we do not offer endorsements for any other specific candidates or slates, we encourage all Momentum members to take part in this election process to support candidates that will commit to a real transformation, and to consider their responses (or failure to respond) to the questions from LLA.