Corbyn urged Jon Lansman to drop general secretary bid, BBC understands

Corbyn urged Jon Lansman to drop general secretary bid, BBC understands
 

Jeremy Corbyn urged Momentum founder Jon Lansman not to stand for the vacant post of Labour's general secretary, the BBC understands.
The Labour leader failed to persuade Mr Lansman not to put himself forward in a phone call on Tuesday.
The two are allies but Mr Lansman, who recently elected to the party's NEC, is distrusted by some within the party, the BBC's Iain Watson said.
The Labour leadership favours Unite official Jennie Formby, he added.
Ian McNicol's resignation as Labour general secretary earlier this week has sparked a potential power struggle between Unite, Labour's largest... read more

 
2 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 51
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