Posts Tagged ‘Iain McNicol’

Iain McNicol’s in-tray: Pandora’s Box

by Peter Kenyon.

I welcome Iain McNicol’s election as the Labour Party’s next General Secretary. I would not describe him as a buddy, or close personal friend. Iain is a comrade. And I would like to share two experiences that highlight why. I first met him in my capacity as chair of Save the Labour Party in 20045 while […]

Iain McNicol is Labour’s new General Secretary

by Jon Lansman.

The new general secretary of the Labour Party is Iain McNicol, currently national political officer of the GMB. Iain won the support of the centre-left members of the NEC and most trade union representatives which was sufficient to win by 17 votes to 14. Even though he was not the favoured candidate of those advising […]

Labour General Secretary: Will Ed leave machine politics in the past?

by Jon Lansman.

Yesterday, a Labour selection panel chose a shortlist of two for a new general secretary. The panel was carefully chosen to comprise largely those who would, in the bad old New Labour days, have been described as Leadership loyalists. The full executive, which has chosen the party’s chief executive since the party’s early days, may […]

Will Ed hand the party back to the ÜberBlairites?

by Jon Lansman.

It’s eight months since Ed Miliband was elected promising change. Eight months that have seen more promise but precious little change. The party was promised a new voice, and maybe it will still be allowed a little one, but Liam Byrne’s policy review looks set to resurrect much of the old Blairite mantra before that voice […]

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