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National Executive Committee, September / October 2012 Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 October 2012

NEC Meeting, Tuesday 25 September 2012

Ed Miliband previewed the themes of his conference speech: continuing to attack the Tories for unfairness, incompetence and failure even in their own terms; showing how Labour could make a difference now; developing an economy that works for everyone; and giving a sense of the kind of country Britain could be with Labour in government.

Members asked for policies to win back our former supporters. Ed Milband agreed that undermining employment rights would not save jobs, and said that Labour was being effective in criticising the Tories’ universal credit. I welcomed his commitment to an economy that works not only for working people, but also for pensioners, children and the disabled. Others expressed concerns about tenants being forced to move or pay higher rent if they had “too many” bedrooms, and praised the Labour government in Wales for correcting GCSE English grades for 2,500 students who sat the examination in June. Responding to alarm that the arctic ice is melting at record rates, Ed Miliband pointed out that the latest Tory environment minister does not even believe in climate change: whatever happened to Vote Blue, Go Green?

Labour Conference 2012 - Daily Campaign Brieifngs Print E-mail
Monday, 01 October 2012

Below are links to the daily Campaign Briefings at Annual Conference (Sunday September 30 to Thursday October 4 2012)









Contemporary motions 2012 Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 August 2012

Each CLP can submit a Contemporary Motion to this year’s Annual Conference (closing date 12 noon on Friday 21 September), provided the CLP did not submit a rule change in 2012.

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.

CLPD meetings at Labour Party Annual Conference 2012 Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 August 2012

CLPD Rally and Delgates’ Briefing
Sunday 30 September 10.30 am
Purity Bar (formerly Bar 38) (Downstairs Bar) Peter Street (adjacent to the secure area)

Entry £2 (conc 50p)

Chair: Audrey Gardner (Chair CLPD)
Mohamed Azam (CLPD)
Ann Black (NEC)
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Ken Livingstone (NEC)
Michael Meacher MP
Mark Seddon (CLPD)
Christine Shawcroft (NEC)
Jon Trickett MP
Mick Whelan (ASLEF)
Peter Willsman (Special briefing for delegates)

Conference Assessment and the way forward for Labour
Wednesday 3 October 6 pm
Upstairs at the Purity Bar (formerly Bar 38) Peter Street (adjacent to the secure area)

Entry £2 (conc 50p)

Chair: Peter Willsman (Secretary CLPD)
Tony Benn
Ann Black (NEC)
John Cryer MP
Billy Hayes CWU
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Martin Mayer (NEC)
Michael Meacher MP
Kate Osamor (CLPD)
Christine Shawcroft (NEC)
Cat Smith (Next Generation Labour)

Campaign Briefing 2012 Print E-mail
Friday, 31 August 2012
CLPD's Campaign Briefing 2012 can be downloaded here
CLPD's Conference Guide 2012 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
Peter Willsman’s Conference Guide 2012 can be downloaded here
Report of Labour’s July national executive Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 July 2012

National Executive Committee, 17 July 2012, at 1 Brewers Green.

This meeting was held a week early to avoid the Parliamentary recess. It was mostly divided between reporting back from the National Policy Forum and planning for Annual Conference.

General Secretary’s report

Iain McNicol reported on his first year in post and the restructuring he has overseen. I asked about complaints I have had from members about the over-enthusiastic implementation by Party staff of Refounding Labour. For example, comrades in Essex had to fight off the complete abolition of their County Party, whilst in Nottingham we were told the new Local Campaign Forum couldn’t have ten delegates per CLP, it could only have four. Iain replied that setting up a Local Campaign Forum is voluntary, that it should be done by local agreement and that Party officers are there to help. He said that if anyone feels that Party staff are going over the top, to let him know. So if other members have concerns, please let me know and I’ll take them up.

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