Posts Tagged ‘NEC’

Pete Willsman’s Report for Labour’s January Executive

by Peter Willsman.

National Executive Committee 26 January 2016 The executive was faced with a very heavy agenda for the meeting because not only was there the much-heralded arrival of Margaret Beckett’s Learning the Lessons taskforce report, but we were to hear from Alan Johnson who is masterminding our Labour In For Britain referendum campaign, and Kezia Dugdale, the Leader […]

Centralisation versus democracy: Labour’s national executive makes its choice

by Jon Lansman.

This afternoon, Labour’s national executive (NEC) will discuss under the rather dull heading “NEC Terms of Reference and Committees” an important matter: how much power should lie with its grassroots members. Most NEC members understand that what the rulebook says about the primary purpose of the NEC being to “provide a strategic direction for the party” […]

Make Labour’s rules up as you go along is still the 4.5%er preference

by Jon Lansman.

Last night, the parliamentary Labour party debated and agreed to ballot Labour MPs on a rule change from Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey – two of the MPs who last year nominated Liz Kendall – which sought to eject from his place on Labour’s national executive Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton who nominated Andy Burnham. […]

Ann Black’s report from Labour’s November executive

by Ann Black.

National Executive Committee, 17 November 2015 Ann Black reports on Labour’s national executive committee meeting which took place this month. The first meeting after conference is always a long session, planning for the challenges ahead. Overall objectives were to develop Labour as a campaigning movement, achieve real change, build trust in communities, and win elections at all […]

Peter Willsman’s report from Labour’s November executive

by Peter Willsman.

National Executive Committee 17 November 2015 The NEC is united in its support for Jeremy as he gets to grips with a very difficult job. I worked with Jeremy in NUPE before he became an MP. I have never met anyone as dedicated. Jeremy is totally exceptional. Party members want to give Jeremy a chance to […]

Ann Black’s report from Labour’s September executive

by Ann Black.

National Executive Committee, 22 September 2015 Ann Black reports on Labour’s national executive committee meeting which took place this month. NEC meetings have their own familiar rituals, and though the world may have changed, the routine remained the same.  Members welcomed the return of Dennis Skinner, replacing John Healey who is now in the shadow cabinet, and […]

Alice Perry and Jim McMahon’s report from Labour’s July executive

by Alice Perry.

Local government representatives on Labour’s National Executive Committee, Alice Perry and Jim McMahon, report on the National Executive Committee meeting on July 21st. Acting Leader’s report and general discussions Acting Leader Harriet Harman’s report sparked a lively debate on a number of issues including welfare reform, Syria, the leadership contest and the importance of party unity […]

Ann Black’s report from Labour’s July executive

by Ann Black.

National Executive Committee, 21 July 2015 Ann Black reports on Labour’s national executive committee meeting which took place this month. Interim leader Harriet Harman said that we were living through turbulent times, and she was under no illusions about the scale of the challenge. Labour had to listen to the country and campaign in a spirit of […]

Peter Willsman’s report from Labour’s July executive

by Peter Willsman.

National Executive Committee 21 July 2015 At the start of the meeting, Jennie Formby, Unite rep, welcomed Christine Shawcroft back to the NEC after it had been agreed that Christine had no charges to answer in relation to Tower Hamlets. Leader’s report Harriet Harman explained her thinking regarding opposition to the budget, especially that we should […]

Ann Black’s report from Labour’s May executives

by Ann Black.

National Executive Committee meetings, May 2015 Ann Black reports on two meetings which have taken place this month. Special meeting 13 May 2015 This was a special meeting, called to agree procedures for choosing the next leader and deputy leader. The Chair Jim Kennedy welcomed Hilary Benn MP, who replaces Sadiq Khan, and Peter Willsman, returning to the […]

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