The Staggers 8 August 2016 Jeremy Corbyn allies sweep to victory on Labour's NEC Momentum have taken six out of six of the places up for grabs on the party's ruling NEC. Photo: Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Jeremy Corbyn has been given a boost after Momentum, the organisation devoted to supporting his leadership, took all six of the seats elected by party members on the party’s ruling national executive committee, a net gain of two. Ellie Reeves, who had the support of Labour First and Progress, has lost her seat on the NEC, as has Johanna Baxter, an independent. Separately, Nick Forbes and Alice Perry were re-elected to the councillors’ section of the NEC, which has 33 members in total elected by Labour’s composite elements (trade unions, affiliated societies, MPs, local councillors and the Shadow Cabinet). Forbes is a Corbynsceptic while Perry is seen as a swing voter. In practice, the election means little for the balance of power on the ruling executive, where Corbyn already enjoyed a narrow majority in the full NEC. In the NEC’s many sub-committees, which are composed out of the party’s composite elements, it ensures that the members’ representative will be a solid supporter of Corbyn’s, but the balance will still be made out by other representatives. The new representatives will take post after party-conference. › The NS Podcast #166: High noon in the High Court Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics. He also co-hosts the New Statesman podcast. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!