Someone pointed me at this article by Alex Nunns in Red Pepper, “The Labour conference that the media failed to report”, I think he catches what happened well. I have bookmarked it on Diigo, and highlighted two quotes.

This was a conference full of conflicting dynamics, but with an overarching story of left delegates gradually asserting themselves as they learned the ropes…..

Having organised for months in advance of contentious votes over rule changes, many grassroots activists felt deflated when their efforts were displaced by an old-fashioned deal brokered by the leadership at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in the week before Brighton.


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