Labour needs to offer a bold alternative

The briefing meeting by the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) was very well attended this morning, with around 200 people crammed into a basement bar, just a few hundred yards outside the entrance of the Party conference in Manchester. Keynote speeches were given by Jon Trickett and Michael Meacher, as well as Ken Livingstone, Ann Black and Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary.

Trickett in particular spoke very well of the importance of democracy for the party, in order to allow Labour to have the moral authority to take with it the whole of the labour movement, and therefore to give a lead to the whole of society. Continue reading

Benn, Livingstone and Hayes: speakers announced for CLPD conference fringes

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) has announced the bill for its upcoming fringe events during the party conference season.

CLPD works to support grassroots activity and party democracy – and supporting ordinary delegates at conferences is a key part of this. The events also provide an opportunity to discuss the future potential for greater democracy in the Labour party, as well as wider issues within the party and labour movement.

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