The deadline for CLPs to nominate their preferred candidates for Conference Arrangement Committee (CAC) and National Constitutional Committee places closes Friday 7 July. If your party has not yet nominated, ask your CLP executive for an emergency meeting to do so.
These boring-sounding committees play an absolutely central role in the running of the Labour Party – and it’s essential to have left-leaning candidates who are solidly behind the vision and direction of the party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in those positions to prevent hindrance by right-wingers.
The left has not won these positions in over a decade and it’s time for that to change.
The Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) has a crucial role in influencing the running of conference, deciding what is discussed and how. Given the events at last year’s conference and how the right rigged events to put additional, unelected anti-Corbyn members onto Labour’s NEC, the important of having candidates who will represent the wishes of members is clear.
The National Constitutional Committee (NCC) is where disciplinary issues of members are dealt with. Given the attempts by some CLPs to neutralise left-wing ‘trouble-makers’ by accusations of bullying and worse, it’s equally important to have good member-representation there.
The CAC vote will be decided by OMOV (one member, one vote) with ballots issued mid to late July. The NCC vote will be decided by delegates at this year’s conference in Brighton.
The nominations so far are (as of 29th June):
Billy Hayes 59
Seema Chandwani 60
Emine Ibrahim 57
Anna Dyer 55
Gloria de Piero 16
Michael Cashman 16
Rose Burley 16
Kevin Hepworth 14
If your CLP is meeting between now and 7 July to nominate, make sure to nominate Billy, Seema, Emine and Anna – as other CLPs did last night. Updated figures will be provided when available.
And make sure to watch out for the arrival of your CAC ballot papers – and vote for Seema and Billy. Our party needs good people in vital positions.
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