Back the left at the National Constitutional Committee Elections 2022 – Campaign for Labour Party Democracy

“The candidates are all sitting members of the NCC and are part of a strong centre-left team on the NCC that defends the rights of members, fairness and natural justice.”

By the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy are urging members to ask their CLPs to nominate the three centre-left candidates for Labour’s NCC: Daniel Blaney, Khaled Moyeed, Cecile Wright.

The candidates are all sitting members of the NCC and are part of a strong centre-left team on the NCC that defends the rights of members, fairness and natural justice. They are supported in this election by the Labour Party campaigns that collaborate in the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA).
 
Below are the candidates’ statements – to assist in promoting them at Labour Party meetings.
 
The deadline for CLPs to submit their nominations is noon on Friday 17th June.
  
Information about CLPD’s campaign for the 2022 NCC elections can be found here.
   
  
Candidates’ Statements

Daniel Blaney
Membership Number A885633

Incumbent NCC member for just over 3 years – term was extended due to Covid.
Party member since a teenager, and member in West Ham CLP since 2012. Former branch secretary, CLP fundraising officer, CLP delegate to conference. Active in the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy and Labour CND. Member of Unite (Legal Workers Branch 1/790).

The National Constitutional Committee must deliberate over matters of party discipline in a thorough, fair and diligent manner. I have assisted in that by working with other committee members and party staff to redraft our procedural rules. I have a strong commitment to fairness and natural justice.

I am aware of grassroots experiences of the disciplinary process and am deeply concerned to ensure members have confidence in the process.

Khaled Moyeed

Membership Number L0128862
I am standing to be re-elected as a CLP representative on Labour’s NCC. I have served on the NCC since 2018. I have been a councillor in Haringey since May 2018. Outside politics, I am a solicitor specialising in dispute resolution.
My personal journey has shaped my passion for public service.

I moved to Haringey with my family from Bangladesh at the age of 12. I lived in temporary accommodation for many years, moving to different parts of Haringey until we were allocated a permanent council house. After graduating with a Law degree, I worked in Haringey as a community organiser in the early years of my career, delivering projects to improve community cohesion and reduce crime. I left Haringey to pursue my dream to become a litigation and arbitration lawyer. I worked at two leading international law firms in the City of London, and I’ve now set up my own legal practice – but have always remained active in my community.

I am running for a place on Labour’s NCC because I would like to continue to be a powerful voice representing ordinary members, who are the backbone of our movement. I have always been close to party members who had elected me to serve them in various positions within the Party. My skills as a dispute resolution lawyer have helped me in my role on the NCC. I have been an effective chair of panels and worked well with other NCC members as co-panellists.

Cecile Wright
Membership Number A481880

I have served as a member of the NCC for 3 years. During this time, I have endeavoured to be a strong voice for the membership, ensuring that the party’s core values of fairness, equality and justice inform how complaints are investigated.

I have worked with others to ensure that the NCC is transparent, open and fair and investigations into conduct and decisions are made in a timely manner.

I have been a lifelong member of the Labour Party. I have extensive experience of representing Labour members through positions held at branch and CLP levels. I have stood as a Labour Party candidate in Derby at local elections on several occasions. I am currently the BAME offer for Derby North CLP.

I am a member of Unite and the University of College Union (UCU). I have worked both in the public and voluntary sectors. I am an academic and campaigner in the areas of equality and social justice.

If re-elected, I will continue to be a strong voice for the membership.


The Labour Assembly Against Austerity Fringe event at Labour Party Conference 21. Photo credit: Labour Outlook Archive

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