About This Site

This site includes reports from every meeting of the National Executive Committee and the National Policy Forum from 1999 to the present day.  A guide to policy-making processes is at  NPF Guide January 2018.

This year members will elect representatives to the nine NEC constituency places.  Nominations open on 31 January 2018 and close on 22 June 2018, with an all-member ballot following.   I thank you for your support through eighteen turbulent years, and ask your constituency to give me one of your nine nominations.  You are welcome to download and circulate the flyer at nec-annblack-2018.

I’m aware of misinformation circulating about my position on the six-month qualifying period for members to vote in the 2016 leadership election.  The facts are these:

  • the rules for the contest were decided on 12 July 2016.  The first vote, after several hours, was whether Jeremy should be on the ballot.  I voted in favour, and it was carried 18-14
  •  Jeremy and Jon Trickett then left to do TV interviews, while the NEC discussed the detailed procedures for the election, a paper which was available to all of us before the meeting
  • the cutoff date in the paper was 12 January 2016.  I proposed amending this to 24 June 2016, reducing the qualifying period to less than three weeks.  The vote was 14-14 so it was not carried.  If Jeremy had stayed, many thousands of additional members would have been able to vote.
I may have committed other crimes, but that is not one of them.

To send questions or comments, or to sign up for future NEC and NPF reports by email, please contact me directly at annblack50@btinternet.com or annblack2001@gmail.com

Ann Black, NEC constituency representative