"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

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

    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 is 10 June, and we understand CAC ballot papers will go to all members early in July (closing date of ballot 29 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.

    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

    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

    CLPD fringe meeting at TUC

    Lunchtime, Monday 14 September, UMi Hotel, Brighton, on seafront, 100 yards east from TUC.

    CLPD fringe meetings at Labour Party conference

    6.30pm, Saturday 26 September - CLPD rally

    Tuesday 29 September - CLPD's review of the week. This meeting will start at either 6pm or 7pm, depending on whether we have a Left Futures seminar before our fringe.

    Both meetings at Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton.

    London Labour Party conference exposes democratic deficit

    Jon Lansman reports on the London Labour Party conference on the weekend of 30 November.

    "Falling wages, savage cuts and sham employment expose the recovery as bogus"

    In the Guardian of 20 October, 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, 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

    Sunday 21 September

    Monday 22 September

    Tuesday 23 September

    Wednesday 24 September

    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

    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

    How Labour's trigger works

    A CLPD briefing on the re-selection of sitting MPs

    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 and NPF meetings can be found on our partner site http://www.grassrootslabour.net/

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