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The People’s Democracy- Momentum’s Labour Leadership Ballot

We were rather amused when late on Tuesday night a tweet came across our feed showing the consultation that the left-wing Labour organisation Momentum undertook amongst its members to decide who they should throw their (not inconsiderable) support behind in the ongoing Labour Party leadership contest. Momentum is a body that has consistently promised both a new kind of politics and the democratisation of decision making. We might, therefore, expect their consultation to live up to these high standards. You can judge for yourselves. The following images show the entirety of the consultation:


A private consultation rather than a public one it may be, but even the most basic knowledge of consultation standards should have been raising big red people’s flags over this one! The ‘martyred dead’ are spinning in their graves over this democratic exercise…

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Stephen serves as the Institute’s Legal and Parliamentary Officer. Before joining the Institute Stephen studied Law at Bangor University and pursued a Masters’ degree in Aviation and Space Law at McGill University in Montreal. After this, he returned to London and was called to the bar in 2016 at the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn, before deciding not to go into practice and move towards public policy work instead. Within the Institute, Stephen provides legal, political and policy analysis of UK and global current affairs of interest to consultors and consultees.

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