A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, May 21, 2010

NEC stuff

I've now got a website for my NEC campaign: http://luke4nec.org.uk/

Thanks to Dave Cole for setting this up.

I've also collected my first nomination - many thanks to Salford & Eccles CLP (though this is a bit like the early hours of the General Election count when Labour always gets the first three seats because they are in Sunderland).

I've also now got more of a handle on who I'm running against. The Grassroots Alliance is promoting eight candidates, with that to be whittled down to six for the six vacancies once nominations close:

Ann Black
Peter Kenyon
Ken Livingstone
Susan Press
Christine Shawcroft
Sofi Taylor
Sam Tarry
Pete Willsman


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Luke with lists like this, and the Granistds list we rank and file members are building up a good data base of those never to support !



9:41 pm, May 21, 2010

Blogger John Wiseman said...

I am standing as independent progressive


10:13 pm, May 22, 2010

Blogger Merseymike said...

Good. I always prefer to support at least a couple of people not on a slate. unfortunately they tend not to be successful though the late Val Price came very close. She was on the left but didn't wish to be beholden to a faction

12:21 am, May 23, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unison elections coming up at the same time:

who do you vote for

dave prentis
roger bannister
Paul holmes

I don't have a clue

9:01 am, May 23, 2010

Blogger John Wiseman said...


Please support

Membeship No L0023686

1:02 pm, May 23, 2010

Blogger Red72 said...

I find the NEC elections a bit depressing. There is broadly a Right and a Left slate but unless you are really up on the various factions it is hard to know what you are really voting for. I don't want to vote for those who supported the worst excesses of New Labour nor those who want to go back to the early 1980s.

2:23 pm, May 23, 2010

Blogger John Wiseman said...

I am standing for the NEC of the Labour Party (CLP section) to bring
about more accountability within party structures, better regulation of
parliamentary selections, more accountability of our MPs and their advisors,
as well as more of an input by our members.
Our members need better communication and a better understanding of
the rules. This can not all be left to the few. This must be left to the
many activists that work hard to make the Labour party work. The left
in this country needs to be united.
The expenses scandal has left the party weakened, we need more accountability
of our MPS and we need a strong socialist campaign group.
Party officers must be accountable.
Overall we need:-
More accountability to the membership,
Education and training of the membership eg rules,
No use of external companies during parliamentary selections,
Better policy consultation—power to the members
We need the membership to have more of a say at conference
(OMOV a step forward). We also need drastic changes in policy eg
the war on climate change, further equality measures, as well as the
anti-trade union legislation. I am a CLP secretary for St Helens
South and Whiston as well as being on the regional TULO, NEC
Cooperative party, Shop Steward, Area Committe of Merseyside
Unite, National and Regional Political Committee of Unite.
Vote Change and Nominate John Wiseman
Membership No L0023586
CLP : St Helens South and Whiston

4:37 pm, May 27, 2010


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