CLPD celebrates it's 50th anniversary with a special edition of campaign briefing covering a wide range of policy issues, this year’s Annual Conference, and internal party democracy.
Jean Crocker, Vice-chair of Labour’s Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) sets out the challenges inthe build-up to Labour Women’s Conference.
“We know the policies we are pushing for are overwhelmingly popular, but most importantly they are absolutely necessary” - Jess Barnard, Labour NEC.
Despite difficult circumstances, left representatives fought at the NPF for transformative policies and for Labour to repeal the Tories’ most reactionary legislation.
Jamie Driscoll, Jon Trickett, Rachel Garnam (CLPD), Mick Whelan (ASLEF), Kathy Bole (Disability Labour) challenged the clampdown on party democracy - including Jamie's own shocking exclusion.
Rachel Garnham, CLPD, writes on the erosion of Labour Party democracy - from selection stitch ups to democratically agreed policies being ignored.
“People are more angry than ever about the continuing injustice to Jeremy Corbyn and his constituents of arbitrarily withdrawing the whip, and the trashing of democracy this represents.”
“The NEC decision to prevent Jeremy Corbyn restanding for re-election as a Labour Member of Parliament for Islington North is shameful on every level” - Rachel Garnham, CLPD.
"I am determined to stay and do whatever I can to contribute to the fight for socialist values and policies from within the Party. I have found my role as CLP Women’s Officer to be a good antidote to despair and despondency."
"At a time when the government is overseeing the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation, this is a divisive distraction."