NEC candidate nominations

You can some brief details from each of the NEC candidates with links to the literature below:

Johanna Baxter

Annual Conference this year passed a rule change creating three new additional seats for CLPs on the Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC) - an increase in CLP representation that I have long campaigned for.

Each CLP is now able to make up to three nominations for these seats and I would be grateful if you could consider giving one of them to me.

In order for members to be able to give my candidacy consideration I would be grateful if you could circulate my leaflet to those in your constituency prior to your nomination meeting. 

You can download my leaflet here. You will find more information on my website at:  http://www.johannabaxter.scot/

Thank you in advance for your consideration.
 
Best wishes,
 
Johanna

Yasmine Dar

My name is Yasmine Dar and I am writing to you and your Constituency Labour Party asking for supporting nominations in my bid to be elected onto our National Executive Committee. Nominations close on the 19th November.

Attached is a PDF copy of my letter which I hope you will receive in time for your upcoming AMM or GC meetings. Please do circulate the leaflet at your CLP if you can.

I want to apologise if have missed the boat with your CLP. It is a great to see so many of our CLPs already taking part and having their say on the future direction of our Party.

I want to also express a sincere thanks to the CLPs that have nominated myself so far. I am honoured to be standing to be one of your representatives and your support means a great deal. 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

In Unity, 

Yasmine Dar 

Nick Donovan

I'm seeking to stand in the election for one of the three seats available for CLP representatives to Labour's NEC.  

CLPs may nominate up to three eligible members by midnight on Sunday 19 November 2017. To be on the final ballot nominees need nominations from at least five CLPs - the main candidates from the organised slates already have sufficient nominations to stand.

If you are having a nomination meeting could you please consider circulating my details - or passing this email onto a CLP secretary or chair?  I attach a one page summary and a link to my website - but the gist is that I'd like to play a role in helping Labour minimise the damage to jobs and wages caused by Brexit.  

Summary

  • I am seeking your CLP’s nomination in the NEC election, so I can help steer Labour towards a policy of remaining in the European Single Market and customs union permanently. The losses of jobs and tax receipts from a hard Brexit in which we leave the single market risks extending and intensifying austerity. 
  • Labour experience: I’m on the advisory board of the Labour Campaign for the Single Market. I am the author of a Fabian report on a wealth tax and write extensively about the costs of Brexit, state aid rules and nationalisation. I have been a member for years, am a Unite member, am currently vice chair of my local CLP, and have campaigned hundreds of times in over 15 key seats. I am independent of any slate and not a member of any left or right faction.   
  • Other relevant experience includes my roles as campaign director of an anti-corruption NGO, director of a large credit union, former assistant director of the British Legion and founder volunteer at my local foodbank.

If you have any questions please do call me on 07990 555 756 or email me back.

Best regards, Nick

Nick Donovan

Campaign website

P’nina Drye

Please consider nominating P’nina Drye for one of the vacancies on the NEC. P’nina would be a first class NEC member and she has the total support of the CLP. Her details are attached.

Henley CLP

Rachel Garnham

I am writing to ask you to nominate me for the Labour Party National Executive Committee if you have not already decided your nominations. The deadline is 19 November.

I am standing with the support of the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and have attached a more detailed letter setting out what I stand for and my experience. I would be grateful if you could circulate this to members in advance of any meeting to discuss nominations.

Please do get in touch with any questions.

Many thanks

Rachel Garnham

Jon Lansman

Your constituency Labour Party has until 19 November 2017 to nominate to the three new places on Labour’s National Executive Committee and I am asking you to consider nominating me.

Having enthused hundreds of thousands of people across the country to join the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn this year achieved a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes. With a radical, inspiring and transformative programme, he and the enormous numbers mobilised to support him, demonstrated that it is possible to win seats we have never won before.

Having worked hard to get Jeremy elected, to keep him there and help him turn around the party’s fortunes, I am determined to do what is necessary to win back the working class voters whose trust was lost in Scotland and our post-industrial areas and take still more seats in what used to be Tory and Lib Dem heartlands.

To do that we must trust our members, empower them to decide our policies and select our candidates. Our members know their communities; they understand the concerns of their neighbours and fellow workers. They made the right decision in choosing Jeremy Corbyn as leader, and in fighting the last general election to win. We didn’t quite win this year but we must be ready to do so next.

I have been a committed socialist all my life. I joined the Labour Party in 1974 when I was sixteen. I have campaigned since the 1970’s, with the Labour Party and in my trade union, Unite, to democratise the Labour Party and for policies to invest for growth, for secure, well paid jobs for all, high quality public services and a welfare state to eradicate poverty, inequality and injustice.

Global corporations, bankers and free markets won’t give us those things. We need a social movement to make it happen, to articulate the desire of our people for change and to win their support for a government that is determined to transform Britain.

I am standing this year because I want to make sure the democracy review initiated by the Leader really does succeed in making the changes we need to transform the party from the bottom up, to elect the transformative government our voters need. I’ve been working for those changes all my adult life, I want to make them happen.

In solidarity,

John  Lansman

John Lansman's letter

Gurinder Singh Josan

I am pleased to announce that I will be seeking election to Labour's NEC and would be very grateful for your CLP's nomination.

I am a lifelong Labour activist, a director of anti-racism campaign Hope not Hate and vice Chair of Sikhs for Labour. I’m standing for the NEC because I believe Labour needs to improve diversity and representation on its most important decision-making body.

Please consider circulating my candidate statement to your members. My candidate statement is available here.

I would also be very grateful if you could let me know what date your CLP is making its nominations for Labour's NEC. Please reply to this email with the name of your CLP and the date of your nomination meeting, if you have already set one.

Many thanks in advance for your consideration. If you have any further questions about my candidacy, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Gurinder Singh Josan

Jerry Weber

My name is Jerry Weber and I am the chair of Warwick & Leamington CLP. I was also the agent for Matt Western at General Election in June where we pulled off a remarkable victory and overturned a Tory majority of 6,500. 

I am standing as an unaligned and independent candidate for one of the CLP places on the NEC.

I am standing because I am very concerned about the continuing rift and discord within the Party. It really is time we put our differences behind us and started to build a party to offer the electorate a real alternative. The Party need reforming. I will be committed to open processes and transparency in dealing with difficult issues such as suspensions and expulsion from the Party.

I hope that you will be holding a nomination meeting and that you will support me and give an independent voice a chance to be on the ballot paper. Although I am a member of the Co-operative Party, I am not aligned to any other group. I believe that CLP representatives on the NEC need to be independent and not dependent on groups such as Momentum and Progress.

The NEC is our key body that directs the future of the Party. If elected, I will be a grassroots member of the NEC.

Please find my flyer attached.

I look forward to your support.

Best wishes

Jerry

Jerry Weber's letter

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