Yearly Archives: 2013

NEC Meeting, 5 November 2013

The Chair Angela Eagle welcomed members to the first meeting after conference, an opportunity to review our aims, objectives and strategies for the year ahead. Deputy leader Harriet Harman stressed that the 2014 local and European elections were important in their own right. Looking forward to 2015 she emphasised the key role of MPs and […]

NEC Report, September 2013

NEC Meeting, Tuesday 17 September 2013 Ed Miliband said that annual conference would be an opportunity to show the real differences which a Labour government would bring to people’s lives. He had started at the TUC by strongly attacking zero-hours contracts, and hoped we would be pleasantly surprised by the policies to be unveiled in […]

NEC Meeting, 16 July 2013

The NEC welcomed Jonathan Ashworth MP, who replaces Tom Watson, to his first meeting, and thanked Tom for his contribution in various capacities over the years. Matthew McGregor of Blue State Digital gave a presentation on digital strategy, aimed at reaching beyond members to supporters and sympathisers. Every time Labour featured in the media, people […]

National Policy Forum, 22/23 June 2013

The national policy forum met at Aston University on 22/23 June 2013.  The chair Angela Eagle said that the Your Britain website had 55,000 unique visitors and numerous submissions since its launch in November. She praised Annabelle Harle from Wales, who topped the league table for responding to contributions. Angela went on to say that […]

NEC Meeting, 21 May 2013

This was one of the shortest meetings on record, at just three hours. Iain McNicol, Harriet Harman, Tom Watson and Ed Miliband thanked all who worked in the May elections. Labour gained nearly 300 councillors, retaking control in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, coming close in Lancashire, Staffordshire and Northumberland, winning the mayoral contests in Doncaster and […]

NEC Meeting, 19 March 2013

The meeting opened with campaign updates from Tom Watson and Iain McNicol.   More organisers are being trained and deployed, and more staff recruited in the regions. The county elections are hard to predict, with many boundary changes, but some gains are expected: even Tory heartlands have been hit by falling living standards, with high streets […]

NEC Meeting, 22 January 2013

The NEC congratulated Margaret Beckett MP on becoming a dame, and former Chairs Michael Cashman CBE and Norma Stephenson OBE on their recently-awarded honours. Ed Miliband again highlighted the One Nation theme which would frame policy through to the election; in tough times everyone must pull together. Labour’s position on Europe remained constant, with a […]