Candidates supported by Momentum, the group set up to support Jeremy Corbyn inside Labour, have swept the board in the party’s youth elections.
All 18 seats up for election were won by candidates backed by the grassroots group, in a sign that the party’s left is increasing its influence internally.
The results, published on Thursday, come one week before Young Labour’s annual conference in Scarborough, where party moderates and Momentum will battle it out for a crucial seat on Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee (NEC).
Party leader Corbyn currently has the support of a slim majority of members of the NEC.
Thursday’s results, for seats on Young Labour’s national committee and for youth positions on the party’s regional boards, saw candidates that were supported by Momentum elected in every region.
There was a poor turnout with only 3.5% of those eligible to vote taking part in the online ballot. A total of 50,926 party members under the age of 27 were eligible to take part in the election.
The only three and a half people who would even bother to vote in such elections would be the Teenage Trots.
Just as back in the days of the FCS. Once the young conservatives were no longer the marriage bureau for the bourgeoisie the only people who belonged were the weirdos (Guido anyone?). Seriously, normal “youth” don’t do politics, not unless that’s where all the babes are.