Defend Jeremy Corbyn
Tom Gann

Thanks for the comment. I think this is a really big problem and somewhere where Momentum have failed a bit. Some local parties, I think, make things deliberately mystifying and difficult because it cements existing people’s power and helps MPs and particularly councillors dodge accountability, in other local parties it’s probably less calculating more a mix of thoughtlessness and lack of time. Momentum could have (and I hope are going to do now) done work clarifying how rules and procedures work both to prevent things like your situation where new Corbyn supporting members have drifted away and to arm people who want to challenge existing party bureaucracies with the knowledge they need.