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9th November 2014


The following were elected at our AGM on November 8th:

Chair: John McDonnell (unopposed)
Vice Chairs: Val Graham
              Clare Wadey
Treasurer: Graham Bash (unopposed)
Political Secretary: Pete Firmin
Administrator: Michael Calderbank/Ian Ilett (job share) (unopposed)
Membership Secretary: Norrette Moore (unopposed)
Web Manager: Mick Brooks (unopposed)

National Committee – Individual Members
Jan Davidson
Simon Deville
Austin Harney
Simon Hewitt
Vicky Morris
Mike Phipps
Susan Press
Louise Whittle

National Committee – Affiliates
Kevin Bennett
Maria Exall
Gary Heather
Jon Lansman
Marlene Newman
Louise Reecejones
Dave Robinson
Paul Sheridan
John Wiseman

Equality Seats
BME: Carol Foster
      Jackie Walker
Disability:  Val Graham
            Ian Malcolm-Walker
LGBT: Ollie Coxhead
Youth: Daniel Brooks

We also have NC members elected from nationally affiliated trade unions, sister organisations [Welsh Labour Grassroots and Campaign for Socialism (Scotland)] and local LRC groups

Labour Briefing Editorial Board
Graham Bash
Norrette Moore
Mike Phipps
Susan Press
Jackie Walker
John Wiseman

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By Ian Hodson It’s great news that a mainstream political party has recognised the importance of taking positive action to raise pay. Since 2008, politicians from all parties along with many in the media, have pushed the narrative that society will somehow improve by imposing austerity and blaming minority groups for the state of the country’s finances. Sadly, many have fallen for this deception and the ‘look over there’ politics that has rose to prominence since the Conservatives returned to power in 2010. [continue...]

Folkestone United – coming together to support migrants Bridget Chapman, Folkestone United, reports [continue...]

No Witch-Hunts In The GMB, Reinstate Keith Henderson (The Online Petition) Keith Henderson Essex LRC member and former Regional Organiser of the GMB Union was dismissed from the GMB last December, Keith has always believed that the real reason for his dismissal was because of his socialist beliefs and the manifestation of his beliefs. [continue...]

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The LRC is supporting a broad alliance of campaign groups and trade unions against the proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill (currently before Parliament) and putting forward our alternative based on social justice and welfare for all. [continue...]

Across the country working people are losing their jobs and their homes. Meanwhile the bankers who plunged us into this crisis have been bailed out with billions of pounds of our money. It’s time to fight back. Their Crisis Not Ours! is the LRC’s campaign to bring together workers, pensioners, the unemployed, students, those facing repossession and all those suffering because of an economic crisis that has been imposed on us. The campaign is supporting the demands of the People’s Charter. [continue...]

Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and essential rail works, and hike rail fares - as LEAP research suggested they would. Thousands of jobs are being threatened or have been lost. At the same time rail fat cats are raking in big profits and bonuses on the back of the most expensive fares in Europe. Make no mistake: as the recession worsens so will the attack on rail workers and rail services. [continue...]

The campaign calling on the Government to abandon its plans for privatisation of Royal Mail. The Government has introduced the Postal Services Bill to part-privatise the Royal Mail. With our affiliate union CWU we are fighting to Keep the Post Public! [continue...]

The campaign to demand the Government funds improvements to all existing council housing, and to start building first class council homes to address housing need. For more information see Defend Council Housing website. [continue...]

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