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Vote Seema Chandwani and Billy Hayes for Labour’s CAC

by James Elliott.

Labour Party members can vote to elect two representatives to Labour’s Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC). The election is a One Member One Vote (OMOV) ballot, with ballot papers starting to be emailed out in the week commencing Monday 17 July. The Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance is urging members to vote for Seema Chandwani and Billy Hayes.

The General Election 2017: What happened and why?

by Peter Rowlands.

As someone who gives a somewhat greater credibility to polls than many, I was not among those of the true faith who never doubted that Labour would do well, and indeed was, until late April, in despair as polls had consistently for about five months indicated a Tory landslide, for which the poor local election […]

The Conservatives have opened candidate selection early – Labour should too

by James Elliott.

The Conservative Party have opened candidate selection unusually early, it has been reported, in order to ensure that as many candidates are in place in the likely event of an early General Election either in the autumn or in 2018. On Wednesday CCHQ Head of Candidates Gareth Fox is said to have emailed previous candidates asking them […]

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s special May executive

by Peter Willsman.

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s special executive National Executive Committee 3 May 2017 This meeting was called to agree the list of Labour candidates covering every Parliamentary seat in England, Scotland, and Wales. It was a very up-beat meeting. As always, Jeremy, Glenis, and Iain were in fine form. Leader’s Welcome Jeremy gave a ‘big […]

Pete Willsman reports from Labour’s emergency NEC meeting

by Peter Willsman.

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s emergency executive National Executive Committee 19 April 2017 Following Theresa May’s breaking of her word on Tuesday 18 April, the NEC swung into action and had a meeting on Wednesday 19 April. It was a very upbeat and business-like meeting. Everyone was totally focused. A lot of work has already […]

For the McDonnell amendment

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

It’s getting to the time of year that Constituency Labour Parties are selecting their delegates for party conference. This time both the right and left of the party are scrambling members for the monthly meeting because there’s something substantial on the table for when we meet in Brighton in September: the McDonnell Amendment. For readers […]

Peter Willsman reports from Labour’s March Executive

by Peter Willsman.

Peter Willsman reports from the National Executive Committee Tuesday 21st  March 2017 A useful NEC: dominated by the comprehensive and impassioned presentation (by our two National Campaign Co-ordinators, Andrew Gwynne MP and Ian Lavery MP) of our preparation for the wide range of local elections in the Spring. Leader’s Report Jeremy paid tribute to the […]

Labour NEC announces Gorton longlist

by James Elliott.

The Labour Party’s longlist of candidates for the Manchester Gorton selection contest has been revealed by the news site WriteYou. There are no surprises to be had so far. Sam Wheeler, from Abbey Hey in Gorton, is the preferred candidate of Unite and many new members, who make up 60% of the CLP, and is […]

Another Labour Students stitch-up?

by Rohi Malik.

On Wednesday 1st March, the Labour Students National Committee met for the first time in nearly four months, for little more than an hour. In keeping with the democratic standards we have come to expect from the Labour Students full-time officials, no agenda was circulated in advance and committee members’ attempts to have any items […]

The Left needs to organise to win Labour’s internal elections this year

by Newsdesk.

“Force of conservatism” in the Labour Party will not be defeated until the left wakes up to the importance of structures, a former CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes told the Morning Star this week. Hayes is standing for election to Labour’s influential conference arrangements committee. He said the party’s policy-making structures should empower members and “not officialdom.” His comments […]

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