The Labour left slate won almost all the London re

first_imgThe Labour left slate won almost all the London regional board positions up for election, it was revealed at Labour London conference this weekend.Unite activist Jim Kelly and Tottenham’s Seema Chandwani were elected as chair and vice-chair respectively, while other left-wing activists including Claudia Webbe and Apsana Begum became local party representatives.The slate of candidates backed by Momentum won all positions except one in ‘Section 7’ (the London Assembly constituencies of Barnet & Camden and Brent & Harrow), which went to Jewish Labour Movement activist Izzy Lenga, and that of disabilities officer, taken by Unite-backed Sean McGovern over Momentum-endorsed Robert Lugg.Labour’s regional boards are key to ensuring that internal procedures – appeals on selections and disciplinary cases – are conducted fairly. In London, the elected officials also play an important role in shortlisting Great London Assembly (GLA) candidates.Corbynsceptics will now be concerned that London mayor Sadiq Khan could face a hostile Labour group in 2020, and that decisions on issues such as rerunning local party AGMs and membership application appeals will not go in their favour.There was some controversy over the socialist society place, as the Fabian Society, which has the largest vote in the section, took the seat off the Jewish Labour Movement. It was won by Fabian staffer Alex Sanderson rather than JLM’s Peter Mason, who tweeted that they had “asked @thefabians for solidarity, sadly they chose not to give it”.There were few contentious motions. One on climate change, moved by Hackney North CLP, endorsed “halting airport expansion” (which particularly applies to Heathrow). It only narrowly passed: Unite and GMB voted against, while Unison voted in favour along with smaller unions.The emergency motion to “Stop Tory Brexit damaging London’s communities” was approved with almost 80% votes in favour. It urged MPs to extend Article 50 and vote for a ratification referendum including a ‘Remain’ option.Below is the full list of London Labour regional board election results.Chair: Jim KellyVice-chair: Seema ChandwaniBAME officer: Taranjit ChanaLGBT officer: Lucio BuffoneDisabilities officer: Sean McGovernWomen’s officer: Alison McGarryNational policy forum: Adrian Weir, Elly BakerCLP reps:Section 1 – London Assembly constituencies of South-West (Hounslow, Kingston, Richmond) and Ealing & Hillingdon: Rheian Davies and Ranjeev WaliaSection 2 – London Assembly constituencies of West Central (Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster) and Merton & Wandsworth: Francis Prideaux and Fay DowkerSection 3 – London Assembly constituencies of Lambeth & Southwark and Croydon & Sutton: Sam Green and James McAshSection 4 – London Assembly constituencies of Greenwich & Lewisham and Bexley & Bromley: Munir Malik and Dorinda DuncanSection 5 – London Assembly constituencies of City & East (City, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Barking & Dagenham) and Havering & Redbridge: Bob Littlewood and Apsana BegumSection 6 – London Assembly constituencies of North-East (Hackney, Islington, Waltham Forest and Enfield and Haringey: Emina Ibrahim and Claudia WebbeSection 7 – London Assembly constituencies of Barnet & Camden and Brent & Harrow: Jumbo Chan and Izzy LengaCAC (conference arrangements committee): Hasib Baber, Theresa Byrne, Kathryn JohnsonSocialist societies: Alex SandersonCo-operative Party: Ria Bernard, Joe SimpsonTrade unions: Chris Clarke, Sonya Davis, Paul Embery, Maggi Ferncombe, Danny Freeman, Dean Gilligan, Michelle Gordon, Yvonne Green, Mary Hanson, Andy Hearn, James Mitchell, Niamh O’Brady, Anu Prasher, Alan TateTags:London Labour /London Labour regional board /Seema Chandwani /Jim Kelly /last_img read more

SAINTS Superstore and wwwsaintssuperstorecom are

first_imgSAINTS Superstore and www.saintssuperstore.com are holding a Mega Sale with hundreds of items now reduced in price.As the Saints look ahead to the challenge of facing Wigan on their own patch this weekend, why not take this chance to deck yourself out in official merchandise to show your colours.Retro shirts priced from just £5, T-shirts from just 50p and polos and jackets from just £5, are just a few of the lines that have been flying out the door.ISC Trainingwear reductions of up to Half Price, plus Kooga Training wear and protection all at half price are certain to be snapped up fast. Get yourself down to the store and grab yourself a bargain today. Whilst stocks last!last_img

SAINTS showed all the spirit and battling qualitie

first_imgSAINTS showed all the spirit and battling qualities that took them to a Championship last season in a 21-14 victory over Castleford Tigers.Tenacious in defence with all hands to the pump at times, they turned away attack after attack and even scored when Kyle Amor was sinbinned in the second half.It was that attitude and commitment for the cause – after a week of such emotion – that saw them top the Super League table.Keiron Cunningham was forced to make one change in his starting 13 through injury – Jordan Turner missing out with concussion. Josh Jones moved into the centres to cover whilst Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook stepped off the bench and into the loose-forward berth.Castleford had the better of the early stages – a break down the right-hand side finally being quelled on the left by Atelea Vea.Saints toiled until Jon Wilkin’s high bomb was knocked on by Jordan Tansey on ten minutes.Greenwood and Amor went close but fast hands saw Adam Swift for his first of the season.Five minutes later Castleford got into Saints’ 20 following a handling error – but they pushed the pass with the line begging.The visitors continued to force chances from Saints’ errors and had one chalked off by the video referee for being held up over the line and another for a forward pass.Cunningham’s men had played the majority of the opening 30 minutes in their own half – but looked dangerous on the break and should have done better when Percival found space on the left.And the centre had one chalked off for a knock on on 34 minutes.Saints weren’t going to give one up though and onceTravis Burns forced a drop out, Jonny Lomax’ dancing feet broke the line and he found Tommy Makinson in acres of space.10-0 to the good Saints needed a solid start to the second half – and they got it.In the 42nd minute, a clearing kick was fielded by Justin Carney and he inexplicably overthrew a pass in his own twenty that Josh Jones scooped up to make it 14-0.Saints should have turned the screw further in the moments after increasing their lead and they were punished.A simple short side pass saw Justin Carney evade the cover defence in the 48 minute to cut the advantage to ten points.Three minutes later Gale chipped to the corner and Carney grabbed his second – although there was more than a hint of offside in the score.That hint being a couple of yards.If that decision seemed harsh then the one that saw Kyle Amor given ten minutes was deemed, by the home fans anyway, a lot worse – the big man sinbinned for a dangerous tackle on Tansey.Saints were annoyed and it showed. They put in some big hits and when given then chance scored again.And it was a piece of genius from Mark Percival.Fed the ball a few metres out and under severe pressure, he got his body in a wonderful position to put down right in the corner.Saints defended two sets on their line and then Walmsley – who was outstanding all night – cleared the lines. That burst and more solid defence set Saints up back in Cas’ 20 and Jon Wilkin duly dropped a goal.Cas never gave up though and were rewarded when Luke Gale’s reverse kick was collected by Tansey under the posts.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Swift, Makinson, Jones, PercivialGoals: Percival (2 from 4)Drop: WilkinTigers: Tries: Carney (2), TanseyGoals: Gale (1 from 2)Penalties: Saints: 6Tigers: 7HT: 10-0FT: 21-14REF: Richard SilverwoodATT: 10,066Teams:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 2. Tommy Makinson, 17. Mark Percival, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Travis Burns, 12. Jon Wilkin; 10. Kyle Amor, 9. James Roby, 14. Alex Walmsley, 21. Joe Greenwood, 11. Atelea Vea, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 15. Mark Flanagan, 18. Luke Thompson, 19. Greg Richards.Tigers:22. Jordan Tansey; 20. Denny Solomona, 23. Michael Channing, 4. Michael Shenton, 5. Justin Carney; 21. Liam Finn, 7. Luke Gale; 8. Andy Lynch, 17. Scott Moore, 10. Grant Millington, 11. Oliver Holmes, 16. Junior Moors, 13. Nathan Massey.Subs: 9. Adam Milner, 12. Matt Cook, 15. Ryan Boyle, 24. Mike McMeeken.last_img read more

THE Betfred Super League gets underway tonight whe

first_imgTHE Betfred Super League gets underway tonight when Saints host Leeds Rhinos.The game kicks off at 8pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium and you can follow it LIVE with us.Log on to our Official Match Centre for all the latest from the game and you can interact with like-minded fans at our Official Facebook Page throughout the match.Also, don’t forget to follow us @saints1890 on Twitter too.#saintsasonelast_img