LP Conference Report
By Claire Wadey
Labour Party conference was in uproar first thing this morning (Tuesday 27th September) following some good, old-fashioned management - one delegate called it “gerrymandering” by the platform, under the guidance of outgoing NEC Chair, USDAW’s Paddy Lillis.
The NEC has proposed various rule changes to conference, some of which are hotly contested as they tilt the balance on the incoming NEC, and the Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) had decided to take them all in one vote. Very many delegates objected to this, reference back was moved on the CAC report (effectively rejecting the proposal) and the mover, Manuel Cortes of the TSSA, called for a card vote, as is the mover’s right under Labour’s established rules. Paddy Lillis repeated refused to put the CAC report to a card vote and went ahead with a vote on a show of hands - where it is impossible to tell the weight of affiliates’ votes - and then declared it carried. [continue...]
Mike Phipps (Brent Central CLP) and Sue Lukes (Islington North CLP) suggest five priorities for the Labour leader following his re-election [continue...]
Ronnie Draper Reinstated The General Secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union has been reinstated after trumped up charges to suspend him from the Labour Party and not allow him to vote in the leadership election were dropped. [continue...]
Let’s get Corbyn Back in to Get the Tories Out
LRC Meeting at TUC Conference [continue...]
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Transforming our Party to Transform our Society
Discussion will be on four main Themes:
• Environment [continue...]
by-election | defend council housing | for a people's railway | ian gibson | international solidarity | keep the post public | labour party | labour's future | stop heathrow expansion | stop welfare reform | the people's charter | their crisis not ours | trade union rights