Labour Party/Future Candidates Programme/2021 to 2022

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Group.png Labour Party/Future Candidates Programme/2021 to 2022
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Formation2021
FounderLabour Party
Extinction2022
Membership• Ella Rose
• Emma Whysall
• Natasa Pantelic
• Ashley Dalton
• Jasmin Beckett
• Shama Tatler
• Abdi Duale
• Samara Barnes
• Ajay Maru
• Nadir Mohammad
• Ryan Wain
• David Taylor
• Adam Thompson
• Vince Barry-Stanners
• Josh Tapper
• Joanne Harding
• Keir Mather
• Matt Ward
• Graham Whitham
• David Morgan
• Fatima Kamara
• Kate Taylor
List of people longlisted for Labour candidacy for public office in 2021 and 2022. Described as Keir Starmer’s Patsy Pipeline.[1]

On 14 October 2021, the Labour Party revealed the results of its ‘future candidates programme’ in emails issuing acceptances and rejections to thousands of politicians and activists who applied to be shortlisted as Labour candidates for wanting to stand at elections for local and national offices.[2]

There were 360 places available; for Parliamentary seats, in Westminster, Cardiff Bay and Holyrood. Also there are spaces for future candidates in elections for Councillors, Mayors and Police Commissioners. Applications opened in July 2021 and closed 13 August 2021. The training will run October 2021 – December 2021 and January 2022 – July 2022.[3]

The UK Parliamentary selections are expected to begin in early 2022 when the new constituency boundaries are announced.

The process was created by Ed Miliband in 2011.[4]

The selection programme is believed by the Labour Left to be an elitist stitch-up, which is overseen by right-wingers such as Luke Akehurst.[5] The Times reported that Morgan McSweeney was in charge of the process.[6] The Morning Star reported that "non-party members were being selected.[7]

The full list is not public record, but Ducksoap on Wordpress listed the most interesting ones.[8]

People of note

The candidates broadly range from Social Justice Warriors on Twitter, to people with links to certain influential organisations. They all have loyalty to Keir Starmer and dislike of Jeremy Corbyn in common. The Times reported that non-party members were being prioritised. The programme is similar to David Cameron's A-list, which was used for the 2010 election.[9]



References

  1. https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/08/starmers-plan-to-fix-parliamentary-labour
  2. https://labourlist.org/2021/10/labour-reveals-results-of-future-candidates-programme-to-applicants/
  3. https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Why-you-can-be-a-Future-Candidate.pdf
  4. https://labourlist.org/2021/08/are-concerns-over-labours-future-candidates-programme-justified/
  5. https://labourlist.org/2021/08/labours-future-candidates-programme-is-controversial-but-if-it-works-we-win/
  6. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-recruits-political-novices-to-add-new-blood-3zqp5zggx
  7. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/labour-plans-to-recruit-non-party-members-to-stand-as-mps-will-bypass-the-talent-in-our-movement-unite-warns
  8. https://ducksoap.wordpress.com/2021/10/16/labour-future-candidates-programme
  9. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-recruits-political-novices-to-add-new-blood-3zqp5zggx
  10. https://twitter.com/ryan_wain/status/1448737445177090049
  11. https://twitter.com/DavidTaylor85/status/1448723914461519879
  12. https://twitter.com/JoshDTapper/status/1448713497697824791
  13. https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/goggleboxs-josh-tapper-quits-downing-18668877
  14. https://twitter.com/KeirAMather/status/1448755472903852045
  15. https://twitter.com/MWWalsall/status/1448739684050509829
  16. https://skwawkbox.org/2021/06/18/starmer-loses-deposit-in-chesham-with-lowest-labour-by-election-percentage-ever-and-less-than-1-10-of-corbyns-in-same-seat/
  17. https://twitter.com/DaveM4Labour/status/1448710142690738176
  18. https://twitter.com/IamFatimaKamara/status/1451143388913455109
  19. https://twitter.com/plymouthkate/status/1451949904826413068
  20. https://twitter.com/KateEwert/status/1448704363225100307
  21. https://twitter.com/Brenda_Dacres/status/1448784559605157891
  22. https://twitter.com/NadinePeatfield/status/1448914297762074626
  23. https://twitter.com/DrRobertZands/status/1448974400682921985
  24. https://twitter.com/siany_alexander/status/1461762263363334148
  25. https://twitter.com/norma_davies/status/1448758695819628544
  26. https://twitter.com/peterbabudu/status/887760720129126404
  27. https://twitter.com/Alicemac83/status/1450399793516322817