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Shenanigans at Conference Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 October 2010 12:29

Every year angry CLP delegates complain to us about the way regional briefing meetings are being used to shepherd delegates in a pro-platform direction. On Sunday, at the South West delegates’ briefing, Exeter MP, Ben Bradshaw, spoke from the top table. He said that “we recommend” delegates vote for the four trade union subjects in the contemporary motions’ Priorities Ballot but admitted that Housing might also be considered as a subject to vote for. One perceptive delegate pointed out that CLPs would be better advised to vote for four separate subjects to the Unions in order that Conference could have a wider range of debates. A regional official promptly slapped him down – “we don’t want to overload Conference with too many resolutions”.

Bradshaw then went on to list CAC and Auditor candidates that “we recommend” delegates vote for.
At the South West reception last night four out of five regional victors in the NPF CLP ballot were announced from the platform and called up to receive congratulations. The other victor, who also happened to be the sole candidate supported by the Grassroots Alliance, was treated as a non-person.

 
National Policy Forum elections 2010 Print E-mail
Friday, 03 September 2010 11:41
Vote for the centre-left candidates in the regions as below.
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Contemporary Issues 2010 Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 August 2010 15:43
Each CLP can submit a Contemporary Issue Proposal to this year’s Annual Conference (closing date 12 noon on 17 September), provided the CLP did not submit a rule change in 2010 (deadline 30 July).

Contemporary Issue Proposals are one of the few opportunities that constituencies have to influence the Conference agenda and thus the Party’s policy making.

CLPD's letter to CLPs can be found here .

CLPD's model draft Contemporary Issue Proposals can be found here .
 
Peter Willsman's Guide to Conference Print E-mail
Monday, 23 August 2010 15:17

Peter Willsman's Guide to Conference can be found here

Since the guide was published the CAC has sent the following advice to clps.

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Campaign Briefing 2010 Print E-mail
Monday, 30 August 2010 15:56
Campaign Briefing 2010 can be downloaded from here .
 
National Policy Forum (Councillor Section) Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 August 2010 15:36
Vote for Cllr Angela Cornforth
Labour Councillor for 20 years, serving on Lewisham and Greenwich Councils, Deputy Leader in both.
Treasurer of her Unite Branch and Secretary Greenwich Coop Party.
On the NPF Angela would press for local government to have a higher profile and for a coordinated strategy for fighting the government's attacks.
 
National Executive Committee Election 2010 Print E-mail
Friday, 20 August 2010 16:54

Ballot papers being sent out beginning of September, along with ballot for Leader, Treasurer and National Policy Forum

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) and Compass Youth are supporting the following candidates in the NEC election:-

Ann Black

Ken Livingstone

Christine Shawcroft

Sam Tarry

Sofi Taylor

Peter Willsman

A leaflet promoting these candidates can be downloaded from here

 
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