"This is a party that was founded for working people, this is a party that I strive every day to make the party of working people" - Ed Miliband, 21 November 2014
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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
CLPD recommends first preference backing for Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Eagle
9 June 2015: The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) is backing Jeremy Corbyn for leader and Angela Eagle for deputy in the current Labour leadership contest. Click here to read more. Ballot papers for all the elections - leader, deputy leader, CAC, NPF, and also London Mayoral candidate - will go out on 14 August, and ballots will close on 10 September.
Rule changes supported by CLPD for submission in 2015
Katy Clark and Jon Lansman for Conference Arrangements Committee; Gary Heather for NCC; NPF candidates
Jon Lansman and Katy Clark are asking CLPs to nominate them for the CAC. Click here to download Katy's letter to CLPs; and Jon's; and letters of support from Pete Willsman and the CLGA. The NEC has confirmed that each CLP can make two nominations for the CAC. The CAC election is by one-member-one-vote. The nomination deadline has been extended to 31 July. Gary Heather has written to all CLP secretaries, asking CLPs to nominate him for the NCC. The NCC election is by conference delegates. Click here to download Gary's letter. NPF nominations are also needed for progressive candidates. If you can help, please phone 01865 244459 for details of candidates in your area who are standing for the NPF.
London Mayor: CLPD recommends first preference for Diane Abbott, second for Sadiq KhanIn Labour's London Mayoral candidate selection the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) is recommending members and supporters give their first preference vote to Diane Abbott and their second to Sadiq Khan. Click here to read more. Ballot papers for this election (and also for leader, deputy leader, CAC, NPF) will go out on 14 August, and the ballot closes on 10 September.
CLPD fringe meeting at TUC
Lunchtime, Monday 14 September, UMi Hotel, Brighton, on seafront, 100 yards east from TUC. Speakers: Anneliese Dodds MEP, Grahame Morris MP, James Elliott (CLPD), Kate Osamor MP, Christine Shawcroft (CLPD), Steve Turner (Unite).
CLPD fringe meetings at Labour Party conference
6.30pm, Saturday 26 September - CLPD rally. Chair: Lizzy Ali. Speakers: Ann Black, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Diana Holland (Unite), Tosh McDonald (ASLEF), Kate Osamor MP, Nancy Platts, Rida Vaquas, plus Pete Willsman giving a briefing for delegates.
7.15pm, Tuesday 29 September - CLPD's review of the week. Speakers: Kelvin Hopkins MP, Jim Kennedy (chair of the party), Clive Lewis MP, Becky Long-Bailey MP, Martin Mayer (Unite), Max Shanly, Christine Shawcroft.
Both meetings at Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton. Both entry £3 (concessions £1).
CLPD Annual General Meeting 2015
CLPD AGM 2015 was on Saturday 28 February, from 11.30am at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. To read a report, click here; and to read a report of the speech to the AGM by Billy Hayes, click here.
CLPD Annual General Meeting 2016
CLPD AGM 2016 will be on Saturday 27 February, from 11.30am at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
London Labour Party conference exposes democratic deficit
Syriza wow Labour delegates at Yorkshire conference
Click here to read report of CLPD fringe meeting at Yorkshire and Humberside regional Labour Party conference on 28 February 2015
"Falling wages, savage cuts and sham employment expose the recovery as bogus"
In the Guardian of 20 October 2014, economist Ha Joon Chang, writing under the headline Why did Britain's political class buy into the Tories' economic fairytale?, sums up the case against austerity and gives Labour a wake-up call.
"Needed: a vigorous opposition to neoliberalism"
In the Guardian of 3 November 2014, the paper's economics editor, Larry Elliott, bemoans the lack of "fundamental change since the global financial crisis" and concludes that a "collapse not just of communism but also of social democracy" has left an "ideological vacuum... being filled by nationalism, environmentalism and religion".
"Yellow pages" bulletin at Labour Party conference 2014
Campaign Briefing 78: autumn 2014
Billy Hayes on "looking ahead with the unions to a Labour victory", Pete Willsman on issues at Labour conference, and much more. Click here to download pdf. Click here for article by Ann Henderson on "Organising for Labour in Scotland".
The future of the trade union link
On illegitimate interference by party staff into our internal elections
How Labour's trigger works
The Campaign, a BBC docudrama from 1983 about CLPD
CLPD secretary Pete Willsman on the Daily Politics
CLPD supports the Charter for a Democratic Conference
Reports of NEC and NPF meetings can be found on our partner site http://www.grassrootslabour.net/
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