Harlow Momentum refute Jon Clempner’s claims

Politics / Thu 1st Feb 2018 at 12:41pm


THE LEFT-wing organistion, Harlow Momentum has denied claims by the former leader of Harlow Council, Jon Clempner, that they conducted a campaign to oust him.

Mr Clempner quit as both leader of Harlow Council and as a councillor last month.

This morning, he published a blog, detailing why he left.

Mr Clempner said: “Those who follow my personal social media will know I did not react well to an active campaign against my leadership by a local Momentum organiser (which this individual denies, despite several independent witnesses).

With the story gaining national attention, we asked Momentum Harlow for a comment.

A spokesperson said: “Momentum Harlow are very disappointed to hear the allegation of an ‘active campaign’ against the ex-leader of Harlow Council, Jon Clempner.

It is a claim which we completely refute. We fully support the democratic process which exists within the Labour Party.

“We are determined to continue working on projects that make life in Harlow better for its residents; the prime interests of Momentum Harlow are the people of Harlow themselves, and an end to a Tory Government which has done so much damage to the life opportunities and circumstances of people here and throughout the UK.

Momentum is a left-wing British political organisation founded in 2015 by Jon Lansman. It has been described as a grassroots movement supportive of Corbyn and the Labour Party.

Momentum Harlow was founded in 2017. Since its inception, it has run a number of community action days across the town as well as had well attended meetings.

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5 Comments for Harlow Momentum refute Jon Clempner’s claims:

2018-02-01 13:35:53

A nameless "spokesperson" when it comes to an accurate account of what went on. I know who my money is on.

2018-02-01 15:29:22

VOTE LABOUR at your PERIL. What you see is not what you get, as anyone who remembers previous administrations will tell you. Very short on morals and principals.

2018-02-01 18:20:22

FYI ... Momentum's first event: a FREE Disney film screening for the families of Harlow… http://www.yourharlow.com/2018/01/17/harlow-momentum-to-host-free-movie-night/

2018-02-02 15:08:33

What's this bribe for ? It couldn't be..........could it ? Welcome to the world of momentum.

2018-02-16 11:31:32

Harlow Momentum want to be seen to be active in helping Harlow communities. If you choose to characterise that as a bribe, we can live with that. It’s not about you and your incessant, poisonous, negative posts on Harlow forums, it’s about children whose parents struggle to find £50-60 to take the family to see a movie. Do some good in the community why don’t you? Take an initiative yourself. Do something other than put other people down. Politics aside, do something positive, and whatever you have had to say about us in the past, however ill-informed and disparaging, we will ignore, and support you, if it helps others. Because it’s not about you, MickyB77, or us. It’s about improving life for thousands of people in Harlow who are struggling.

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