Voting was about to begin when the party abruptly called a halt, reinterviewed the three women on the ballot paper and then announced that nominations were reopening and none of the existing shortlist would be allowed to apply.
This is throwing down the gauntlet to the trade unions – BFAWU (Bakers), FBU, GMB North West & Ireland, Unison, Unite and Usdaw unions – which had all endorsed one of the existing candidates. See Morning Star
As Chantelle Lunt, a Black Liverpool activist put it “We cannot let Starmer tell us who we are. This is our party, we define who we are. This is different, the whole of the UK is watching to see if Starmer has met his match, I think he has, he has hit the wrong city.” Socialist TV (summary at 59 mins)
And listen to the inspirational, stonking, angry speech by Mogamat. It will blow you away. Socialist TV (6mins 22 secs in from the start)