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National Executive Committee, 29 May 2012 Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 June 2012

The NEC met in the new London HQ at Brewers Green, a vast improvement on the windowless cavern at Victoria Street. We welcomed Sadiq Khan, who replaces Peter Hain in the shadow cabinet section, and thanked Peter for his lead role in Refounding Labour. Deputy party Chair Tom Watson takes over this responsibility, with the implementation group retitled as the community campaigning working group, while Angela Eagle will be elected Chair of the national policy forum when it meets in two weeks’ time. Three equality-based groups continue: on gender-balanced leadership, likely to report in 2013; on ethnic minority organisation, with recommendations due; and on complaint procedures, still to meet. It is assumed that all other aspects of Refounding Labour have now settled in.

Submit rule change proposals from your CLP by 22 June Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 May 2012

CLPD has circulated some suggested rule changes your CLP might wish to consider.

Please download them here.

CLPD on Local Campaign Forums Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The party has circulated an Implementation Guide for CLPs and Party stakeholders concerning the setting up of Local Campaign Forums which replace Local Government Committees

Some CLPD Reflections on the Guide can be found here

Report exposes 'Progress' Print E-mail
Friday, 24 February 2012

A report has been published this month on Labour's right-wing 'Progress' organisation.

The heavily funded organisation campaigns for the Labour Party to tie itself to a Blairite policy framework.

It supported David Miliband for the party Leader and Oona King for London Mayoral candidate.

It puts its resources behind the right-wing slate of candidates for election to the NEC and NPF.

The report can be found here

National Executive Committee, 19/20 March 2012 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
On Monday evening NEC members attended the parliamentary Labour party meeting. Many tributes were paid to the Chair Tony Lloyd, leaving after six years to stand as the police and crime commissioner for Manchester. In that time he has steered the PLP through electoral triumph and disaster, the expenses scandal and two leadership contests; he was instrumental in getting Diane Abbott onto the ballot, and has always put the good of the party before his own ego. His successor is David Watts.
The way forward for Young Labour Print E-mail
Monday, 05 March 2012

by Dominic Curran

On the weekend of 24/5 February, Labour Students held its National Conference in Manchester. At this conference really important motions were discussed in terms of reforming the organisation’s internal workings. Aberystwyth University Labour Club had sent in a motion to introduce one-member-one-vote in elections to national committee. The motion passed but with amendments from national committee to investigate the financial viability of such a plan. Although many members may well be disappointed by this result considering the amount of great campaigning that went into it, it is a clear sign of democratic progress in Labour Students.

CLPD AGM 2012 discusses trade unions Print E-mail
Friday, 24 February 2012

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD), formed in 1973 by a group of rank-and-file activists, held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday at Conway Hall in central London.

A report of the CLPD AGM can be read here

Jim Kennedy's speech on the trade union link can be found here


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