CLPD campaigns for:

  • a real policy-making Annual Conference

  • an effective and accountable NEC

  • the defence of the Trade Union link

  • more progressive Labour candidates for elected office who are women or BAME; and, generally, for an increase in candidates with a working-class background, to counteract the current unacceptable under-representation

  • a local electoral college for choosing leaders of council Labour Groups

  • an internal Party ombudsperson

  • a clear jobs and growth policy in sharp opposition to the Tories and austerity

  • CLPD supports the Charter for a Democratic Conference

    1. At least 50% of conference time should be reserved for contributions in policy debates by delegates

    2. The criteria for motions should be flexible and fair

    3. Conference should choose the right policies, not rubber stamp them

    4. Conference decisions and all papers should be available online to party members

    5. The structure of conference needs a review by the Conference Arrangements Committee

    For further news visit http://www.grassrootslabour.net and www.leftfutures.org

    Vladimir Derer

    Memorial Meeting for Vladimir Derer, 1919-2014

    Founder member and Secretary of CLPD for some 30 years

    Thursday, 30th October, 6-8pm

    Invited speakers will pay tribute to Vladimir's life and his work establishing CLPD

    Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Embankment, London SW1. Adjacent to Westminster Tube. (Please allow 15 mins to pass through security)

    CLPD's recommended Contemporary Motions, 2014

    The deadline for receipt of contemporary motions is Thursday 11 September 2014 at 12 noon. The title has a maximum of 10 words and the motion a maximum of 250 words. Click here to read CLPD's suggestions.

    CLPD fringe meeting at TUC 2014

    1pm, Tuesday 9 September, Premier Inn, Albert Dock, Liverpool

    The Unions and the Labour Party - How to build the strength and influence of the TUs within the Labour Party and ensure we win in 2015

    Speakers: Mohammed Azam (former member, Labour Party NEC) | Lucille Harvey (Youth rep. on Unite Political Committee) | Billy Hayes (CWU) | Gaye Johnston (Chair, CLPD) | Jon Lansman (LeftFutures website) | Len McCluskey (Unite) | Hazel Nolan (GMB rep. on Young Labour National Committee) | Peter Willsman (Secretary, CLPD). Chair: Glen Williams (Branch Secretary, Sefton Unison)

    (No refreshments)

    CLPD fringe meetings at Labour Party conference 2014

    Saturday 20 September, 6pm, at Jury's Inn, 56 Great Bridgwater St

    Entry £3 (conc £1). Speakers: Chair: Gaye Johnston (chair of CLPD) | Diane Abbott MP | Ann Black NEC | Annelise Dodds MEP | Diana Holland (Unite) | Kelvin Hopkins MP | Conrad Landin (Young Labour National Committee) | Tosh McDonald (ASLEF) | Peter Willsman (special briefing for delegates) | + Special Guest!

    Tuesday 23 September, 7.30pm, at Jury's Inn, 56 Great Bridgwater St

    Entry £3 (conc £1). Speakers: Peter Willsman (CLPD Secretary) | Katy Clark MP | Martin Mayer (Unite) | Michael Meacher MP | Steve Murphy (UCATT) | Kate Osamor (NEC) | Councillor Alice Perry (NEC) | Max Shanly (Young Labour National Committee) | Christine Shawcroft (NEC)

    Vladimir Derer, 1919-2014

    A tribute by Jon Lansman: click here to read

    CLPD Annual General Meeting 2015

    CLPD AGM 2015 will be on Saturday 28 February, from 11.30am at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. CLPD AGM 2014 was held on Saturday 29 March, from 11.30am to 4.30pm at Conway Hall: click here to read a report

    The future of the trade union link

    By Pete Willsman: click here to read

    On illegitimate interference by party staff into our internal elections

    Statement by Pete Willsman on the conduct of elections at Labour conference 2013

    "Yellow Pages" bulletins at Labour Party conference 2013





    How Labour's trigger works

    A CLPD briefing on the re-selection of sitting MPs

    Campaign Briefing 77: autumn 2013

    Keith Ewing, Billy Hayes, Mark Seddon, Jim Kelly, Pete Willsman, and CLPD model motion on the Labour-union link; Kelvin Hopkins on Europe; Jon Lansman on the Blairites; Mike Griffiths on the May 2010 general election; and much more. Click here to download pdf.

    The Campaign, a BBC docudrama from 1983 about CLPD

    Click here to watch "The Campaign"

    CLPD secretary Pete Willsman on the Daily Politics

    Click here to view

    CLPD supports the Charter for a Democratic Conference

    Click here to read the Charter online.

    Click here to download the Charter as pdf.

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    Reports of NEC meetings can be found on our partner site http://www.grassrootslabour.net/

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