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Wednesday, 01 April 2015

National Executive Committee,†24 March 2015

The NEC congratulated Rachael Maskell, Conor McGinn and Kate Osamor on their selection as parliamentary candidates for York Central, St Helens North and Edmonton. If all goes well and they are elected as MPs on 7 May, this will have been their last NEC meeting.

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National Executive Committee, 27 January 2015 Print E-mail
Friday, 06 February 2015

Ed Miliband was in Manchester launching Labourís health pledge, so European leader Glenis Willmott MEP gave the opening report.† Labour MEPs opposed an increase in the budget because of continuing waste on the common agricultural policy, and were campaigning on violence against women, assistance for disabled people, allegations of corruption against EU officials in Kosovo, commitment to science and, with Steve Rotheram MP, on tyre safety.† On TTIP (transatlantic trade and investment partnership) Labour were working to protect public services, and for alternatives to the ISDS (investor state dispute settlement) whereby companies can sue governments, in secret, for interfering with their profits.†

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National Executive Committee, 4 November 2014 - Ann Black Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2014

As usual the first meeting after conference was an extended session, setting strategy for the year ahead, with general election victory the over-riding objective.† Presentations showed an impressive level of organisation on the ground and increasingly sophisticated online operations.† The Tories will massively outspend us and regular donations from thousands of individuals were making a huge difference, though I stressed that members must be engaged in policy and valued as a source of ideas, not just of cash.† The European campaign fund had also helped to keep more than 100 organisers in post.† Overall membership had increased this year, with an extra 1.7% joining during conference week.

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