Last Tuesday’s marathon NEC agreed to put the extra places plan to the conference. But at Saturday night’s meeting, Corbyn himself tried to delay it. He was met with a wall of anger from Scots Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, who will sit on the NEC herself if the plan is approved. PolHome has a corking quote of what she told Jez: “How dare you preach unity and then try to undermine me as Scottish leader?” As a result, just hours after his re-election, Corbyn was rebuffed by his own NEC.
Yesterday, some leftwingers tried to get a separate vote on the extra places. But the plan’s backers had rather cleverly insisted it was part of a wider package of rule changes including the Left’s coveted move to ensure sitting leaders don’t need MP nominations to get on a leadership ballot. As I reported last night, conference voted by a show of hands to reject moves to have separate votes. Len McCluskey wasn’t pleased.
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