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Contemporary motions 2011 Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011
Each CLP can submit a Contemporary Motion to this year’s Annual Conference (closing date 12 noon on Friday 16 September), provided the CLP did not submit a rule change in 2011 (deadline was 24 June).

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

CLPD's model draft Contemporary Motions can be found here.

Labour CND's draft Contemporary Motions can be found here.
Conference Alert 2011 Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2011

Annual Conference 2011

Delegates Alert!


Briefing on key rule change proposals from CLPs coming up at Liverpool

By Peter Willsman Secretary CLPD


At Liverpool delegates will be debating and voting on a wide range of changes to the Party’s Rule Book. Many of these will be tabled by the NEC as part of the Refounding Labour consultative exercise masterminded by Peter Hain (NPF Chair) and Ed Miliband. But there are also a number of very important rule change proposals tabled by CLPs. These were submitted last year, but under an obscure convention (known as the ‘1968 Ruling’) have been delayed for a year.

It is vital that delegates ensure that the CLP proposals are given a fair hearing and are not brushed aside. Many of them are in line with the general thrust of the Hain-Miliband document.

(The full Alert! can be downloaded here)

Campaign Briefing 2011 Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2011
CLPD's Campaign Briefing 2011 can be downloaded here
National Executive Committee, 19 July 2011 Print E-mail
Monday, 01 August 2011
Tuesday 19 July was a dramatic day in parliament, with Tom Watson questioning the Murdochs and Keith Vaz chairing interviews with senior police officers.  Across the committee corridor the NEC meeting was quieter but equally tense as we chose Iain McNicol for Labour’s next general secretary, the sixth appointment in 11 years, after Ray Collins’ elevation to the Lords. 
Conference Guide 2011 Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2011
CLPD's Campaign Guide 2011 can be downloaded here
CLPD Fringe Meeting at TUC 2011 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011
Unions and the Labour Party - defending the link
CLPD Fringe Meeting

Tuesday 13 September 6pm

The Plough Pub, Museum Street (opposite British Museum)


Richard Ascough GMB
Jon Ashworth MP
Ann Black NEC
Sam Gurney NPF
Billy Hayes CWU
Carol Hayton NPF
Becky Hodgson NFP Youth rep
Diana Holland Unite and Labour Party Treasurer
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Christine Shawcroft NEC
Liz Snape Unison

Chair: Peter Willsman Secretary CLPD
National Policy Forum, Wrexham, 24 June 2011 Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011

The Chair Peter Hain welcomed members to Labour Wales, where student fees remain low and the NHS is safe from privatisation, and expressed solidarity with the public service unions fighting for justice.  He reported that Refounding Labour had received 125 submissions from constituencies, 35 from affiliates and groups, and 2,660 individual contributions through the website.  The party’s reaction to the splits and losses of the 1980s may have prevented blood on the conference floor, but at the cost of over-centralisation and shutting out the grassroots.  The task now was to re-establish the original inclusive, interactive vision.  An audit trail should let members see what happens to their views, currently disappearing without trace, and genuine differences should again be debated at conference.

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