Call for NC members to meet
Letter signed by concerned Momentum delegates
October 31 2016
Re: a meeting of Momentum national committee delegates to discuss the present situation and consider solutions
Over the past few days we have all been involved in discussions with Momentum members about the concerns which have arisen from the decisions of the steering committee to cancel the meeting of the NC due to take place on November 5 and to go ahead with a national conference with online voting of all members.
You will also know the consternation these decisions have caused and the response from London, Eastern, Northern and South East regions.
Below is an email sent yesterday (October 30) to the steering committee members from Matt Wrack, who is a member of the national committee and steering committee. We echo those observations and comments.
We are extremely concerned that we overcome this current difficult division that has arisen as quickly as possible. Therefore, we are proposing to convene a meeting of as many NC members as possible in Birmingham next Saturday, November 5, to discuss the recent events and, most importantly, consider ways to overcome the resulting differences and to move forward together.
There is no desire or intention to create any separate or parallel organisation within or in opposition to Momentum. We are all committed to building Momentum, as we are all doing at a local level. We simply want to address what we perceive to be a democratic deficit in its decision-making at the present time.
Please let us know if you can attend. If you can’t, is there someone you can send in your place?
We will send out further information about the venue and starting time, along with a provisional agenda, as soon as we can.
Delia Mattis, London NC delegate
Jill Mountford, London NC delegate
Nick Wrack, London NC delegate
John Pickard, Eastern NC delegate
Steve Battlemuch, East Midlands NC delegate
Michael Chessum, member of national steering committee