What next for Momentum in the post-Corbyn era?

Decisions on how the left-wing group operates and interacts with the new leadership of the Labour Party will be critical for its survival, writes Ashley Cowburn

Saturday 04 July 2020 21:38
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Organisation might have to focus on influencing policy
Organisation might have to focus on influencing policy

Over a Zoom conference call this weekend, Momentum’s newly elected group of senior officers are expected to vote on Jon Lansman’s successor as chair of the organisation – set up in 2015 to support Jeremy Corbyn’s radical policy agenda.

Lansman, a veteran left-winger, who will remain on Labour’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), declared in an article in May he was stepping back from the position to make way for a new generation to take Momentum into its next era.

But electing his successor will be a relatively easy task. Decisions on how the left-wing group operates, represents its members, and interacts with Keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour Party, will be critical for its survival and relevance in the coming months and years.

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