"I want to see a society whose governments design policies for the benefit of people." ~ Jon Lansman

Jon Lansman is founder of the 40,000-strong pro-Corbyn pressure group Momentum. As an outspoken defender of the incumbent Labour leader against his many internal and cross-party detractors, Lansman has weighed in recently on such looming issues as Brexit and antisemitism within Labour.

Politically active since the 80s, Lansman receded during the New Labour years but reemerged to steer support for Corbyn in the 2015 leadership race. Though identifying as an atheist, Lansman has an Orthodox Jewish background, and credits part of his political awakening to a spell in a kibbutz during adolescence.

"The third most powerful man in the Labour movement, behind only John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn." ~ Nick Cohen

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