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Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s Extra NEC Meeting September 4th 2018 Print E-mail
Friday, 07 September 2018 12:56

Personal Statement

First, may I thank all those comrades who voted for me for the NEC – remember I am only a phone call away if you need advice.

Contemporary Motions 2018 Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 August 2018 09:35

Message from Peter Willsman

CLPD is its members are encouraged, where possible, to prioritise the Brexit motion (the first motion in the attached document),  to back up Jeremy Corbyn’s position.

Each CLP has been asked by Head Office to consider submitting a Contemporary Motion to this year’s Annual Conference (closing date 12 noon 13th September).

CLPD's suggested motions are attached here.

Every CLP has the right to submit one Contemporary Motion, provided the CLP did not submit a rule change in 2018.

Contemporary Motions are one of the few opportunities that constituencies have to influence the Conference agenda and thus the Party’s policy making.

Please do all you can to press a Contemporary Motion at your branch/GC/All Members Meeting/EC (in some CLPs the EC is empowered, given the short time period, to agree the Contemporary Motion for Conference). Good luck!

Peter Willsman reports from Labour's July Executive - NEC Meeting July 17th 2018 Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:13

This NEC meeting was dominated by a very lengthy, very informed and very thoughtful discussion regarding the antisemitism Code of Conduct. In my 37 years on and off national committees, I can hardly remember a more sensitive and thoughtful debate. Almost every NEC member provided contributions. There was no attempt at point scoring and every participant spoke frankly and sincerely.

Peter Willsman reports from Labour's May 2018 Executive Print E-mail
Friday, 25 May 2018 07:25

NEC Meeting May 22nd 2018

This was, of course, Jennie Formby's first NEC as General Secretary. Jennie was her usual dynamic and enthusiastic self. Jeremy was unable to attend the NEC as he was at the special Memorial ceremony in Manchester commemorating the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena tragedy.

Vote for centre left candidates for Labour's NEC and NPF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 July 2018 11:24

Members should receive their ballot papers by post/email from 26 July onwards.

The ballot closes at noon on Thursday 30 August.

Rachel Garnham's Labour Party National Executive Committee report: May 2018 Print E-mail
Friday, 15 June 2018 15:07

Labour Party National Executive Committee report: May 2018
Rachel Garnham, constituency representative

The main item of business at May’s National Executive Committee was an analysis of Labour’s local election performance and lessons learned, led by Andrew Gwynne MP, one of Labour’s Campaign Co-ordinators.

Suggested submissions for the Labour Party Democracy Review - Phase Three Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:37

Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD)

Phase Three of the Party's Democracy Review includes: the method of electing the Party Leader; the composition of the NEC; the policy process including CLP motions; and local government.

The deadline for submissions this phase is 29 June.

The proposals set out this paper here (and below) are for consideration and submission to the review

Submissions to the review can be made here or if longer than 250 words emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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