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

    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.

    Vote for Centre Left candidates for Labour's NEC

    Ballot papers for the NEC election have been sent to party members, and website voting is now available at http://action.labour.org.uk/page/content/ballot2014. The ballot closes at 5pm on 18 August.

    The Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance is promoting candidates who will stand up for party members and for the progressive policies needed to win in 2015.

    Download the leaflet about the centre-left candidates. Please circulate it widely to other party members to help inform them about the centre-left's policies.

    CLGA slate

    CLPD fringe meeting at TUC 2014

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

    CLPD fringe meetings at Labour Party conference 2014

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

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

    Vladimir Derer, 1919-2014

    A tribute by Jon Lansman: click here to read

    Policy submissions 2014

    Click here to read them

    Proposed Labour Party rule changes

    Click here to read them

    CLPD Annual General Meeting 2014

    CLPD AGM 2014 was held on Saturday 29 March, from 11.30am to 4.30pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Click here to read a report

    The future of the trade union link

    By Pete Willsman: click here to read

    Centre Left candidates for Labour's executive launch their campaign

    Read their statement and download their leaflet

    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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