CLPD is encouraging supporters of the Labour leadership, where possible, to prioritise the motion on Brexit that is set out below.
With both Tory leadership candidates pledged to a Hard-Brexit or No Deal exit, the priority now for the Labour Party must be to defeat this damaging Tory agenda. So it is very important that Labour Conference gives its backing to the approach being taken by our party leadership, which is leading this fight.
Every CLP has the right to submit one motion, provided the CLP has not submitted a rule change in 2019. The deadline for submission of conference motions is 12 noon on 12 September.
Model motion for Labour Party Annual Conference
Brexit: Labour’s priority – stopping a Tory No Deal or Hard-Brexit
Conference notes the grave danger of a damaging No Deal Brexit or Hard-Brexit, under the new Tory Prime Minister, that would lead to job losses, reductions in living standards and workers’ rights, plus cuts in environmental and consumer protections, and a harmful trade deal with the US that would threaten the NHS.
Conference congratulates our party leadership and the PLP for voting in Parliament: to stop Theresa May’s deal; against a No Deal exit; for a Customs Union; for alignment with the Single Market; and for a public vote – in line with the policy agreed by the 2018 Labour Party Conference.
Conference this year reaffirms its commitment to an approach that prioritises: the defence of people’s living standards and jobs; the maintenance of access to EU markets, with at a minimum a customs union; the protection of people’s rights; and no hard border on the island of Ireland.
Conference therefore agrees that the party must continue to fight to block a No Deal Brexit/Hard-Brexit, using all necessary and available means, including fighting for a general election and supporting a public vote on the terms of any departure from the European Union.
Whatever Brexit plan the new Tory leader comes up with, after three long years of failure they should have the confidence to go back to the people on a deal agreed by parliament.
At all times Labour will seek to overcome division and build maximum consensus around policies for the many, not the few.