This selection has been rigged and you have been ‘gamed’

Dear Labour Supporter
This selection has been rigged & you have been ‘gamed’
Everyone wants to see the outcomes of the Newham Trigger Ballot honoured however they voted. But no one wants to see democracy subverted because one man still wants to hold onto power for quarter of a century.

That’s what’s transpired since the results where announced on Monday, so join us and take part in a #NoMandate action.

Take Action 

  1. Write to Robin Wales directly(plus the General Secretary of the Labour Party and the London Regional Director) demanding that he accepts an open selection.
  1. Sign the #NoMandate petition to the Leader, Deputy Leader and NEC of the Labour Party
  1. Sign uphere [hyperlink to contact form on site] for alerts of #NoMandate actions we are planning in the coming weeks.

On Monday, you’ll have heard media reports about the Labour Party Newham Trigger Ballot result in which the current Mayor is claiming victory. What you won’t know is that his ‘victory’ is on the back of shady affiliate organisation votes. While 11 out of 9 Labour Party branches voted decisively for NO, the vote of those Newham Labour Party members don’t count because the Mayor has ‘gamed’ the process through some secretive (and very small) affiliate organisations.
So the Mayor can only claim a false victory. He has lost the confidence of Newham Labour Party members and has #NoMandate.

Charge #1: Newham Fabians co-chaired by GLA Member Cllr Unmesh Desai and Mayoral Advisor Cllr Tahmina Rahman, didn’t hold a meeting with all its eligible members and in line with the Fabian Society’s constitution. It is unclear if they are even a paid up affiliate of East Ham Constituency Labour Party! The Fabian Society’s General Secretary is now investigating this breach of their rules and voting irregularity.

Charge #2: The Christians on the Left affiliate organisation didn’t even hold a formal vote at their meeting. They thought a discussion chaired by Mayoral Advisor Cllr Clive Furness to ‘canvass opinion’ was sufficient

Charge #3: The BECTU affiliate organisation made up of one (that’s right, ONE) member unilaterally voted to reselect the sitting Mayor. That one vote cancelled out the votes of the entire East Ham Central Labour Party branch where 59 members voted. @BECTU HQ is also investigating, as they weren’t aware of the vote either.

Charge #4: A GMB representative with no connection to Newham signed all four of the Newham GMB affiliate votes while no meetings were held with local Newham GMB members. So while the current General Secretary was happy to endorse the Mayor openly and the GMB is campaigning against LIDL for not respecting the voice of its workers – they clearly can’t be bothered to respect the voice and votes of local Newham GMB members.

Charge #5: The national TSSA Trade Union have no record of an eligible TSSA branch affiliate in Newham and are currently investigating where this mysterious TSSA vote for the Mayor has actually come from.

Charge #6: The Procedures Secretary, Cllr Pat Murphy who oversaw the rigged Trigger Ballot process is a paid Mayoral Advisor, depends on the mayor’s goodwill for his livelihood and highlights a fundamental conflict of interest. He’s the one that’s tried to stop Labour members in Green Street East branch from even holding a trigger ballot meeting.

Charge #7: The vast majority of Newham Labour Party members who took part in the Trigger Ballot process voted for an open selection not the automatic reselection of the Mayor. But because of the dirty tricks by some of the Mayor’s supporters and fraudulent actions of some dubious affiliates, their vote has been disregarded. So how can Sir Robin Wales claim ‘victory’ when he clearly has #NoMandate

What Now?
We don’t want a person who games the system and disenfranchises Labour members to stay in power? If you don’t either, take part in a #NoMandate action.
Take Action 

Everyone wants to see the outcomes of the election honoured however they voted. But no one wants to see democracy subverted because one man still wants to hold onto power for quarter of a century. So join us and take part in a #NoMandate action:

  1. Write to Robin Wales directly(plus the General Secretary of the Labour Party and the London Regional Director) demanding that he accepts an open selection.
  1. Sign the #NoMandate petition to the Leader, Deputy Leader and NEC of the Labour Party
  1. Sign uphere [hyperlink to contact form on site] for alerts of #NoMandate actions we are planning in the coming weeks.
    Act now and let’s keep the call for choice and democracy growing. 

For those who say what now for Trigger Democracy? Well its clear it needed to exist to put the spotlight on shady and secretive Trigger Ballot process and put the case to members to vote for choice and democracy. But even when the members say ‘no more’, there are people willing to rig the process to stay in power.  So let’s keep going now that democracy has been triggered.

Yours, 
Democracy Triggered