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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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Report of CLPD Annual General Meeting 2014 Print E-mail
Monday, 21 April 2014

CLPD held its Annual General Meeting, its 41st, on Saturday 29 March at Conway Hall in central London. Over 80 CLPD members and supporters attended, with a noticeable increase in younger members, and there was much discussion and debate on the way forward for the Labour Party (LP).

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What is the future of the Labour-union link? Print E-mail
Friday, 21 March 2014


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by Peter Willsman

After Collins, what of the future? Of the collective link between the Labour Party and the trade unions as organisations representing the organised working class? The composition of the implementation committee is quite encouraging, and its actions may avert our worst fears in the immediate future. For example, Labour Uncut have suggested that the implementation committee  might change the basis of the London mayoral primary, and any early leadership election so that union members can be fully involved. They, of course. wish to prevent that. So the battle continues to preserve effective union involvement in party decision-making.

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