Anna Dyer has been re-elected unopposed as Chair of the National Constitutional Committee (NCC), Labour’s senior disciplinary body – news which will delight Labour members eager to see the quasi-judicial group run in a more thorough fashion than was the case under the previous Labour administration.
Glasgow-based union activist Ms Dyer, who was elected to the NCC at last year’s annual conference on the left slate, was voted in as interim Chair in September, replacing the Labour First-aligned, right-wing incumbent.
Highly-regarded for her integrity and determination, Ms Dyer also came to prominence in 2013 when she successfully sued the then McNicol-run Labour Party for ageism. In September, she told the SKWAWKBOX of the settlement and apology she won from the party:
I took that action because there were some terrible practices and behaviour going on in those days that did a lot of damage to vulnerable individuals and to the party’s reputation. It was never about money and no financial settlement was involved, but things needed to improve and they did.Anna Dyer
Her determination to bring change for the better will be put to good use in a busy period for the NCC.
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