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, August 27, 2010

NPF Recommendations

Along with the ballot for the leadership and NEC members, starting on 1st September, members will be asked to vote for 4 regional delegates to the National Policy Forum (and in some cases where the election is contested, a youth rep).

Labour First is recommending support for the following candidates:

Eastern – Katie Curtis, Bryony Rudkin, James Valentine, Daniel Zeichner
East Midlands – Julie Brookfield, Marietta Farnsworth, Andrew Furlong, Mark Glover
London – Nicky Gavron, Lisa Homan, Joanne Milligan, Alon Or-Bach. Youth Rep – Chloe Howard
North – Nick Forbes, Brynnen Ririe, Liz Twist, Nick Wallis
North West – Azhar Ali, Michael Amesbury, Theresa Griffin, Lucy Powell. Youth Rep – Anna McCaul
Scotland – Neil Bibby, Jillian Merchant, Ian Miller
South East – Simon Burgess, Deborah Gardiner, Karen Landles, Martin Phillips. Youth Rep – Daniel Chapman
South West – Keir Singh Dillon, Clare Moody, Doug Naysmith, Brenda Weston Youth Rep - Rob Thompson
Wales – David Hagendyk, Natasha Hirst, Julia Magill, Hamish Sandison
West Midlands – any four of the candidates nominated as all have sensible politics
Yorkshire & Humber – Jamie Hanley, Mahroof Hussain, Jane Thomas, Jane Walton

Where there are any gaps suggestions are welcome in the comments below.


Anonymous Andrea said...

Do did the youth rep position get just 1 nomination in all other regions without a LF reccomendation?

How much contested are the other positions? I mean, a rough ration of candidates/posts to be elected

There're some names I recognize in that list, mainly because they have stood for parliament recently (and former MP Doug Naysmith too)

2:09 pm, August 27, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm standing for the Youth Rep position in the East of England on the advice of James Valentine, so if you like him, maybe you could recommend me too?!

3:43 pm, August 27, 2010

Blogger John Wiseman said...

London: Gary Heather (Islington North) (download Gary’s statement), Gordon Nardell (Dulwich & West Norwood) (download Gordon’s statement), Shani Gray (Islington North – Young Labour)

North East: Veronica Killen (Hexham), Matthew Teale (City of Durham), Andrew Campbell (Jarrow – Young Labour)

North West: Mohammed Azam (Oldham West & Royton), Wendy Dwyer (Hyndburn), Paul France (Bury North), Christine Muspratt (Wirral South), John Wiseman (St Helens South and Whiston)

Scotland: Ann Henderson (Edinburgh South) and Gordon McKay (North Ayrshire & Arran)

South East: Heather Elliott (Maidenhead – Young Labour), David Morrison (Chichester), Murray Rowlands (Surrey Heath)

South West: Vicky Black (West Dorset), David Stokes (Bournemouth East), Ann Philips, Gus Baker (Bristol West – Young Labour) plus one to be confirmed.

Wales: Nick Davies (Swansea West), Gail Giles (Newport West), Annabelle Harle (Cardiff West), Darren Williams (Cardiff West)

West Midlands: Mick Archer, Ben Symak (Birmingham Northfield – Young Labour) plus others to be confirmed.

Yorkshire & Humber: David Levene (York Central – Young Labour), George McManus (Leeds North East), Alex Sobel (Leeds North East)

4:44 pm, August 27, 2010

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

John I don't think all those people got nominated eg the 2 in West Mids

4:55 pm, August 27, 2010

Blogger Merseymike said...

I'll vote for a mix of people, never a slate, because I don't want the party dominated by one wing over another

6:09 pm, August 27, 2010

Blogger Simon said...

Merseymike, the Party is currently dominated by one wing. Voting consistently for the kind of candidates John suggests is a way of redressing the balance.

On the other hand, if you are happy with the present situation, you should vote for the slate Luke suggests. I've never bought the 'no slate' argument. I actually think that we need political debate about the future of the labour movement, and that slates are an honest and open means of facilitating this.

1:09 pm, August 28, 2010

Blogger Merseymike said...

I want a mixture of people so that is how I will vote. And if people aren't on a slate at all I will give them particular attention

5:30 pm, August 28, 2010

Blogger David L said...

I'm not standing for Yorkshire & Humber NPF rep, though lots of people seem to think I am! I'll take it as a compliment.

9:46 pm, August 30, 2010

Blogger Stephen Beer said...

James Watkins is a West Midlands candidate for the NPF with experience in the Party and the business sector. We need this kind of expertise if we are to renew our economic policy (http://tinyurl.com/3af2mpp).

3:44 pm, September 04, 2010

Anonymous Alex Sobel said...

It's funny that the entire LF slate for NPF in Yorkshire are not supporting Luke's leadership candidate (3DM, 1EB) but all the grassroots alliance slate are actively supporting Luke's leadership candidate.

The grassroots slate in Yorkshire is populated by people with sensible but independent politics whose professional backgrounds are civil servant, TU Solicitor, business owner and Manager of 3rd sector organisation.

These are times full of counter-intuitive choices.

11:17 pm, September 04, 2010

Anonymous Andrea said...

Some of the candidates supported by the "Left" in its various forms....


A couple of candidates seems to be back by both left and right.

11:56 pm, September 05, 2010


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