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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