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CLPD- Fringe Meeting 2014 TUC Congress Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
Campaign for Labour Party Democracy - Fringe Meeting at 2014 TUC Congress
 
The Unions and the Labour Party
– How to build the strength and influence of the TUs within the Labour Party and ensure we win in 2015 
 
1pm, Tuesday 9 September
Premier Inn, Room 4, Albert Dock, Liverpool

Speakers
Mohammed Azam (former member, Labour Party NEC)
Lucille Harvey (Youth rep. on Unite Political Committee)
Billy Hayes (CWU)
Gaye Johnston (Chair, CLPD)
Jon Lansman (LeftFutures website)
Len McCluskey (Unite)
Hazel Nolan (GMB rep. on Young Labour National Committee)
Peter Willsman (Secretary, CLPD)

Chair: Glen Williams (Branch Secretary, Sefton Unison)

 
Organising for Labour in Scotland Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Article for CLPD newsletter (Aug 2014)

The Scottish Labour Policy Forum members were elected in January 2014, and Commissions have been set up around four broad policy themes. These are: Creating Safe and Prosperous Communities; Providing Opportunities for Learning; Building a Healthier, Fairer society; and Working Together to Generate Growth.

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Ann Black reports from the National Executive Committee of 22 July 2014 Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014

NEC meetings always start with tributes to members who have died, and in July these included Bob Jones, the police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands, who was just 59.  The by-election for the PCC was triggered, disrespectfully, even before his funeral, and would be held on 21 August.  Because there was no time to ballot members an NEC panel had selected David Jamieson as Labour’s candidate, with acting PCC Yvonne Mosquito as his running-mate. 

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Carol Hayton reports form the National Policy Forum Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014

NPF meeting 18th -20 July 2014.

The final National Policy Forum ( NPF ) gathering of the current cycle took place in Milton Keynes over a long weekend starting on 18th July 2014. This was the first of these meetings to take place with Labour in opposition. It was a relief to find a less Orwellian atmosphere here than had prevailed at the Warwick meetings. However, as one literary ambiance declines so another rises and there was definitely something of the Lewis Carroll about the weekend’s proceedings.

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Campaign Briefing 2014 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
CLPD's Campaign Briefing 2014 can be downloaded here
 
CLPD's Conference Guide 2014 Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Peter Willsman’s Conference Guide 2014 can be downloaded here
 
Ann Black reports on Labour’s national policy forum Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 August 2014

Milton Keynes, 18/20 July 2014

Like the last pre-election Forum in 2008 this was held on the hottest weekend of the year, but there the similarities ceased, and not just with the move from Warwick University to Milton Keynes.  For the most part constructive dialogue and willingness to compromise outweighed arm- twisting, and all sections of the movement could co-operate instead of being played off against each other.

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