Lewisham Deptford AGM postponed by Labour after SKWAWKBOX article


Last night the SKWAWKBOX published the fears of Labour members in Lewisham Deptford constituency about anti-democratic moves to stack the local party’s AGM (annual general meeting) in favour of right-wing incumbents after a series of wins for the left at branch level.

This afternoon, less than five hours before the AGM was due to start, Labour’s London regional office sent an email to delegates advising them that the meeting was being postponed because of various concerns, including the ‘delegate rights’ of one of the branches that felt it had been manoeuvred out of its democratic – and left-wing – representation:

ldlp2The SKWAWKBOX article was intended to put a spotlight on events in Lewisham, to restrict undemocratic attempts to take or retain control. Some officers have claimed that the regional office had already decided to postpone the meeting, but five hours beforehand is extremely short notice to cancel a gathering if…

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