In the first poll of the leadership campaign, Rebecca Long Bailey ahead among party members on first preferences and overall result. Richard Burgon is in second place for deputy leader. Richard is the only candidate for deputy to have committed not to press the nuclear button. Labour CND supporters need to get building support for Richard’s campaign.
CND and Stop the War Coalition organised a march on Saturday 11th January 2020 calling for peace in the middle east and #NoWarOnIran!
Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott were among the high profile speakers at the event. We were please to see Dulwich and West Norwood and West Walthamstom Labour Party branches at the demo with banners.
Jeremy’s speech can be viewed here:
Ruth Brown gives a green view from Brighton: despite some controversy delegates were able to get popular, radical policies adopted.
On the last full day of Conference, the Chair gave the news to a delighted hall that the Supreme Court had found the Prime Minister’s prorogation unlawful. Jeremy’s speech was brought forward to that afternoon, giving him a perfect opportunity to criticise Boris Johnson’s abuse of power.Continue reading “Ruth Brown report from Labour Conference”
|If you live in London, we’d love to see you at our report back meeting in Parliament, Monday 29 October, details below, and hear your assessment of how it went and where we go next. An informal meeting, with plenty of time for you to hear what others made of their time in Brighton, and air your own views. |
All welcome. Reserve a place via Eventbrite or just turn up on the night. Please arrive early to allow time for any queues at Portcullis House.
Labour CND member Hannah Kemp-Welch visited Hiroshima in August 2019 for the World Conference Against A&H Bombs and sent back this video report on the conference, and the city, 74 years after the bombs were dropped.
Good to have another Labour left gathering this year that emphasises foreign policy and international solidarity. Labour CND’s workshop at Arise 2019, Trump and the Global Nuclear Threat, was chaired by Christine Blower former NUT General Secretary and nowadays the NEU’s International Officer and addressed by Labour CND’s Karen Robinson and journalist Liam Young. Jeremy Corbyn, pictured here, brought the 600 plus audience to its feet when he addressed the closing session.
Concern is growing that no date or timetable for Women’s Conference in 2020 has been announced, despite requests from our elected representatives. The conference plays a vital role in helping Labour develop policies that are importance to women.
Ask your CLP secretary to write to the General Secretary – before the next NEC meeting on 23 July if you can – requesting a date to be set and a timetable published. That’s
Jennie Formby, Labour Party General Secretary
Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QT
Any correspondence could be copied to
Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Cabinet Women & Equalities Spokesperson at dawn.butler.mp@parliament
Ann Henderson, Chair of the National Executive Committee Equalities sub-committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yasmine Dar, convenor of the NEC Women’s Sub-committee at email@example.com, and
Teresa Clark, Acting Chair of the Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The rules have changed a bit this year. The restrictive criterion that motions had to be ‘contemporary’ has been relaxed and more motions will be debated. Labour’s 2019 conference will debate 20 motions in all, 10 selected by CLP delegates in a ballot at conference, and 10 chosen by affiliates. It’s still the case that CLPs can submit either a policy motion or a rule change, though the deadline for the latter has now passed.
Guidelines and Deadlines
Contemporary motions on policy must: address one issue, not be longer than 250 words, and not propose a rule change.
Policy motions can be submitted now, up to the deadline of noon on Thursday 12 September. Emergency motions deadline is a week later, Thursday 19 September. If your motion is ruled out of order you can appeal to the Conference Arrangements Committee which will consider appeals on Wednesday 18 September.
Labour CND’s suggested motions are here: