Welcome to Grassroots Labour
Campaign Briefing 2010 Print E-mail
Monday, 30 August 2010
Campaign Briefing 2010 can be downloaded from here .
Contemporary Issues 2010 Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Each CLP can submit a Contemporary Issue Proposal to this year’s Annual Conference (closing date 12 noon on 17 September), provided the CLP did not submit a rule change in 2010 (deadline 30 July).

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

CLPD's letter to CLPs can be found here .

CLPD's model draft Contemporary Issue Proposals can be found here .
Peter Willsman's Guide to Conference Print E-mail
Monday, 23 August 2010

Peter Willsman's Guide to Conference can be found here

Since the guide was published the CAC has sent the following advice to clps.

Labour Leadership and Treasurer Print E-mail
Monday, 16 August 2010

Ballot papers will be sent out at the beginning of September for the elections of:-

Labour Party Leader,
National Executive Committee,
Treasurer and
National Policy Forum representatives

There are candidates supported by Labour’s centre left grassroots campaigns standing in these elections.

Candidates' statements and letters (with links below) are for circulation to party members.

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) recommendations are:-

Leadership election






CLPD’s letter to CLPs can be downloaded here
Diane Abbott’s letter to CLPs can be downloaded here

Treasurer election



Diana Holland’s statement can be downloaded here


National Policy Forum (Councillor Section) Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Vote for Cllr Angela Cornforth
Labour Councillor for 20 years, serving on Lewisham and Greenwich Councils, Deputy Leader in both.
Treasurer of her Unite Branch and Secretary Greenwich Coop Party.
On the NPF Angela would press for local government to have a higher profile and for a coordinated strategy for fighting the government's attacks.
National Executive Committee Election 2010 Print E-mail
Friday, 20 August 2010

Ballot papers being sent out beginning of September, along with ballot for Leader, Treasurer and National Policy Forum

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) and Compass Youth are supporting the following candidates in the NEC election:-

Ann Black

Ken Livingstone

Christine Shawcroft

Sam Tarry

Sofi Taylor

Peter Willsman

A leaflet promoting these candidates can be downloaded from here

Peter Willsman's NEC Report July 2010 Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 August 2010

News from the NEC

Review of the Party’s Policy making processes

It is now over 12 years since the Partnership in Power arrangements were adopted by Annual Conference.  The NEC has agreed that now is an appropriate time for a full review to be undertaken.  This review will be launched at the Annual Conference in Manchester.  A consultation document will then be issued and submissions invited.  The latter will all be considered by the NEC and then a report, containing a range of proposals, will be tabled at the 2011 Annual Conference.  Conference will then be able to debate and vote on these proposals with the aim of improving our policy making processes.

Supporting and increasing activity in CLPs

Not surprisingly, in the ten seats that had made the most voter contact there was an overall swing to Labour.

The NEC is considering ways it could support local activity and, as a first step, is proposing to develop the following:

-          A new training academy for staff, volunteers and activists.
-          A trainee community organisers’ scheme for marginal and core seat clusters
-          Further development of free direct mail via Print Creator.

Since the General Election the Party has welcomed more than a thousand new members every week.  90% of these joined via the web, 41% were women and 1 in 3 were under 30.

General Election 2010 – mean regional swings (in all seats where Labour was in top two in 2005

In Scotland there was a swing to Labour of 0.59%. The swing against Labour in the other regions was London 2.9%; North West 4.4%; Wales 4.72%; West Midlands 6.33%; Northern 6.45%; East Midlands 6.61%; Eastern 7.24%; South West 7.48%; South East 7.52%; Yorkshire &Humber 7.77%.

Labour Council gains

Labour gained majority control in Brent, Camden, Coventry, Doncaster, Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, Hartlepool, Hastings, Hounslow, Islington, Lewisham, Liverpool, Oxford, Southwark, St Helens, Waltham Forest.

Labour took minority control in Bradford, Leeds, Merton, Thurrock, Nuneaton and Bedworth.

2010 Annual Conference Agenda

At 4pm on Saturday 25 September our new Leader will be announced.  On Sunday 26 September the review of policy making will be launched (“Renewing Party Democracy”).  Tuesday afternoon will be the Leader’s speech.   Wednesday afternoon will be Questions and Answers to the new Leader.


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