Yearly Archives: 2016

NEC Meeting, 22 November 2016

This meeting followed immediately after the national policy forum in Loughborough and maintained the outward focus on politics and campaigning, with a comradely atmosphere, no rule changes and no votes. Glenis Willmott in the chair also persuaded most of us to keep our contributions relatively brief. Whether the ceasefire is temporary or longer-lasting remains to […]

National Policy Forum, November 2016

The national policy forum gathered in Loughborough on 19/20 November 2016.  This was the first meeting since July 2014 when we agreed our general election manifesto in a spirit of comradeship and optimism. Ann Cryer was elected as Chair, Shabana Mahmood as vice-chair from the MPs /councillors section, and Mick Whelan of ASLEF from the […]

NEC Update, October 2016

The first full meeting of the new NEC is not until 22 November, but below is an update on subcommittee meetings in October. As always, questions and comments are welcome. Disputes Panel, 18 October 2016 Usually Panel meetings last under an hour, with maybe 15 or 20 cases, but this was the aftermath of the […]

NEC Meetings, September 2016

This is a bumper edition, covering the NEC meeting on 20 September and the NEC meetings at annual conference on 24, 26 and 27 September 2016. As always, comments and questions are welcome. National Executive Committee, Tuesday 20 September 2016 This meeting started at noon and finished at 8:30 p.m. Jeremy Corbyn thanked party staff […]

NEC Update, August 2016

First, thank you for taking part in the NEC election, and I’m honoured to have been re-elected with more than 100,000 votes. Congratulations also to Christine Shawcroft, Claudia Webbe, Darren Williams, Rhea Wolfson and Peter Willsman, and to Alice Perry and Nick Forbes, elected in the local government section, and appreciation to other candidates for […]

NEC Meeting 19 July 2016

Thank you again for your continued support, it means a great deal. Also for all the messages, most of which are courteous whether they agree or disagree with me, unlike Twitter. I now have 1,000 mails and no hope of answering them individually, so below are some frequently raised issues and a report from the […]

NEC Meeting, 12 July 2016

First, I’d like to thank everyone for your personal support at a difficult time, it has kept me more or less sane. That and staying off Twitter and Facebook. Second, I deeply regret the abrupt cancellation of all local party meetings. The reasons relate to threats and intimidation of fellow-members, councillors and MPs at a […]

NEC Meeting, 17 May 2016

Jeremy Corbyn thanked everyone involved in the various elections. London had emphatically rejected the divisive and racist Tory campaign in choosing Sadiq Khan, and Bristol, the former capital of the slave trade, elected a descendant of slaves. Labour held two parliamentary by-election seats, kept control in Hastings, Crawley and Southampton despite media predictions of doom […]

NEC Meeting, 15 March 2016

This was a shorter meeting than January, only five-and-a-half hours. Glenis Willmott MEP opened with her European report, pleased that the government had finally applied for flood relief funds after Labour lobbying. Talks with Turkey were aimed at alleviating the refugee crisis, and Labour MEPs would ensure that any money was used for humanitarian assistance. […]

NEC Meeting, 26 January 2016

This meeting ran for six-and-a-half hours. Alan Johnson kicked off with a report on the pro-Europe Labour in for Britain campaign, with 23 June the most likely referendum date. Compared to the Tories Labour is united, with all the shadow cabinet, 90% of MPs and a large majority of members in favour. The campaign pack […]