The founder of Momentum, the left wing supporting Corbyn group, Jon Lansman was among three new members elected. He said the result was a victory for “21st century socialism”. Among the candidates was the painfully irritating Eddie Izzard, who came fourth and FAILED to get elected. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is a huge contributor and controller of the direction of Labour Party policy.
The NEC has now turned into Corbyn’s heartland as nearly all of the members on the committee are far-left supporters. There are multiple varieties of members on the NEC; from Labour MP’s, Councillors, and Trade Unionists. The election of the founder of Momentum has all but confirmed that Labour has moved to the hard-left, and it will most definitely be very difficult for a centrist candidate to be elected as Labour leader for many years.
Eddie Izzard, who was a staunch remainer during the Brexit campaign, came fourth and lost by over 20,000 votes. The comedian also lost out to a LOCAL COUNCILLOR and a long-term member of the NEC who was re-elected. Mr Izzard congratulated the winners on twitter (see below) and it seems now has accepted that Jeremy Corbyn is going to be leading Labour into the next General Election.