INTERNAL LABOUR PARTY ELECTIONS 2024

 

There will be a number of positions up for grabs in internal Labour Party elections taking place this year, including for the National Executive Committee, National Policy Forum, Conference Arrangements Committee and more. Nominations for all positions close on 28th June. It’s important we support Left candidates who will stand up for party democracy, members’ rights and transformative policy. Positions where Momentum are likely to support candidates include the following:

National Executive Committee

We’re backing the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance slate to sit on the NEC. All four are already sitting members of the party’s governing body, and it’s important we nominate them to continue standing up for members’ voices and Party democracy. You can nominate the four candidates in your CLP.

NEC Reps
CLP Reps
Mish Rahman: L0137964

As a working-class man of Bangladeshi heritage, whose father campaigned against the National Front, I am a committed anti-racist bringing my commitments to equality and justice onto the NEC since I was first elected in 2020. I have:

  • Opposed the selection stitch-ups and crackdowns on democracy and due process that have become common in our Party
  • Pressured the leadership to fully implement the Forde Report
  • Opposed all discrimination including Islamophobia, anti-semitism, homophobia, sexism, and transphobia without fear or favour.
  • Spoken out against the indiscriminate killing of innocents in the Israel-Palestine conflict and founded the Labour For a Ceasefire Now campaign.
  • Regularly reported back via online calls, articles and social media
  • Worked collaboratively to introduce new equalities structures, including a BAME Members’ Structure which the leadership ditched.

With a General Election looming, I will work to deliver an election-winning Party which will change the lives of millions for the better.

That means supporting popular policies like a Green New Deal, public ownership, repealing anti-trade union laws, advancing migrants’ rights, defending human rights across the world and internationalist solidarity.

I am proud to be supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum. Please also support Jess Barnard, Gemma Bolton, and Yasmine Dar.


Jess Barnard: L1204334

I joined Labour at age 17 because I saw the damage a Tory government was inflicting on working class communities like mine and the desperate need for a socialist alternative. That’s why I’ve always worked tirelessly to tackle injustice, poverty and discrimination, whether as a Workplace Rep, Councillor, Parliamentary Candidate or Youth Worker.

We need a Labour government which tackles inequality head on, with a bold manifesto committed to funding and renationalising public services, addressing the housing emergency, delivering climate justice and putting human rights at the heart of international policy.

My record:

  • A trade unionist and striking worker, supporting a new deal for working people and reversing Tory anti-union legislation.
  • Supporting member democracy and transparency, opposed selection stitch-ups and equalities conference shutdowns on the NEC and NPF.
  • Providing regular in person and digital report backs, always accountable to our membership.An outspoken voice for justice, transformative policies and calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
  • Standing for LGBTQ+ rights, disability justice and challenging the party to implement the Forde report, to tackle all forms of racism without delay.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum. Please Also support Gemma Bolton, Yasmine Dar and Mish Rahman.


Gemma Bolton: L1405940

I’m standing for a third term on Labour’s NEC because I believe that we need a transformational Labour government and democratic party where members are respected and valued at every level.

At the general election, Labour must propose transformative, bold and popular policies that stand in opposition to the Tories. We must oppose austerity during an unprecedented cost of living crisis; repeal Tory anti-trade union legislation; support public ownership; campaign for a radical Green Prosperity Plan; fight rising poverty and racism and adopt a peace-oriented, independent foreign policy – which includes calling for an immediate, permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

During over five years on the NEC, I’ve seen that we’re strongest as a party when members feel empowered and engaged. That’s why local parties should always select their parliamentary candidate.

In addition to serving two terms on Labour’s NEC, I’ve also been a parliamentary candidate; served on the Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee; as CLP Equalities and Youth Officer; as Co-Chair of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) and on the South East Regional Executive Committee since aged 18.

I’m proudly endorsed by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance, including Momentum and CLPD. Please also vote: Jess Barnard, Yasmine Dar and Mish Rahman.


Yasmine Dar: L1173052

I’m standing for re-election to the NEC, to continue as a strong voice advocating for members, the lifeblood of our Party.

Throughout my tenure, I’ve championed transformative economic policies and a foreign policy rooted in internationalism, seeking peace, justice, and human rights.

I actively promote Party democracy, including dynamic, inclusive equalities structures, implementation of the Forde report and a strong trade union link. I’ve tirelessly advocated for transparent and fair disciplinary processes founded on natural justice.

Empowering members is a focal point of my efforts, including advocating for their right to select preferred candidates. As a BAME woman, social worker, anti-racist activist, and Councillor, my experiences fuel my determination to fight for a Labour government that transforms society. A crucial general election is on the horizon, and victory is imperative.

In the face of escalating living costs, heightened inequalities, and the ongoing impacts of Covid, our campaign against this government must intensify. I endorse vital campaigns to defend our NHS, for urgent action on climate change. I maintain a strong commitment to anti-war and anti-racist activism.

Please also nominate Jess Barnard, Gemma Bolton and Mish Rahman. Together, we can build a more just and equitable future for our nation.


Youth Rep
India Rees: L1449629

Young people need a Labour government. With that prospect in reach, here’s where I stand:

  • As a teacher, I know first-hand that we need an education system that is free and accessible from cradle to grave.
  • As a young worker and trade union representative in Young Labour, I am committed to working with the labour movement to organise young members.
  • I have worked on campaigns centring women’s safety at local and national levels as part of the Misogyny is Hate campaign.
  • I know every door counts. We need our youth structures to be fully geared towards winning the general election.
  • Our Party must do better on trans rights, something for which I will fearlessly advocate.

I’ll fight for policies young people care about:

  • Affordable and accessible housing, including support for renters and transport costs.
  • Labour’s commitment to introduce the New Deal for Working People within 100 days of government, delivering the biggest upgrade in individual and collective employment rights in generations.
  • Stamping out the shameful racism that exists inside and outside of our Party.
  • A foreign policy guided by peace and international law – including a full and immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and a recognition of the State of Palestine.

BAME Rep
Kingsley Abrams: L1951812

I have been a member of the Labour Party, trade unionist and activist for over 35 years. I joined Labour to transform the lives of working class communities and champion equality.

I am standing for the NEC BAME seat to deliver the change that BAME members both desire and deserve. Representation that is authentic and transparent matters greatly. BAME members have a right to have their collective views and priorities voiced at the highest decision-making levels of the Party.

I commit to being that credible voice and representative on the NEC. If elected, I will work with BAME members and key stakeholders to:

  • Reform BAME Labour.
  • Establish a national BAME conference.
  • Implement local, regional and national democratic structures for BAME members.
  • Strengthen links with BAME trade unionists, the wider trade union movement and socialist societies.
  • Develop support structures for BAME parliamentarians and councillors.
  • Ensure full implementation of the recommendations of the Forde Report.
  • Address intersectional inequality – gender, disability, faith, age and LGBTQ+
  • Highlight and celebrate the diversity of Labour’s BAME membership.
  • Improve links with faith groups, community organisations, creative industries and businesses.
  • Deliver a political education, training, policy and campaigning agenda that is BAME member-led.
  • Foster strategic international links.

Disabled Members Rep
Ellen Morrison: L1509954

I’m proud to be serving my second term as the first-ever Disabled Members Representative.

Re-elect me, and I’ll keep fighting for those issues both outside and within our party – working with trade unions and the Disabled people’s movement to win full, clear commitments from our Shadow Cabinet on the issues that most affect disabled people.

Like many disabled members, I also haven’t forgotten what we were promised in the Democracy Review.

I won’t stop pushing for a national disabled members’ committee, elected by one member, one vote.

I also want to ensure remote access to meetings remains, and is extended with provision for hybrid meetings at CLP level.

Finally, I’ll do everything I can to ensure disabled people are elected to positions within our party. We must make more progress on seeing disabled people from a wide range of impairment groups become our next generation of MPs, councillors and devolved leaders.

I have always stood for bringing the Disabled People’s movement into Labour.

Re-elect me so I can continue my work defending the interests of both disabled members and disabled people more broadly, and to work with you to win the change we need to see.


Welsh Rep
Sam Swash: L1618444

This election isn’t about status or name recognition, it is about you, Labour Party members in Wales and how you are represented on the National Executive Committee (NEC). As the lifeblood of our party, this election is about giving you a voice, and a real representative, on the Labour Party’s NEC.

Too often, the rights of grassroots party members have been casualties in the pursuit of power in Cardiff Bay and Westminster. But member democracy and a desire to win are not mutually exclusive concepts.

Our vibrant and diverse membership in Wales is full of talent and ideas. Our party must harness this through trusting our members with non-negotiable rights to influence party policy and to select their candidates for elections, free from factional interference.

Here in Wales, we have seen how Mark Drakeford’s combination of a radical policy agenda with a compassionate leadership style can be a blueprint for longevity in power. The Welsh seat on the NEC provides a unique platform to promote this successful agenda at the party’s highest level.

For a Welsh NEC representative who fights your corner; who provides regular reports to members; and who is a champion for member democracy, vote Sam Swash.


Local Government Reps
Minesh Parekh: L1230833

I’m Minesh, a Labour and Co-operative Councillor in Sheffield. I’m Chair of my Group and portfolio holder for Economic Development. In Sheffield I’ve worked with colleagues to support Community Wealth Building policies, mitigate the cost-of-living crisis, and to centre climate justice in our work. Despite the difficult economic context we face, I’m proud of the decisions taken to ringfence services and deliver for residents.

I’m also proud that Sheffield was the first council to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza; it is right that councils champion our communities’ voices and stand up for peace and justice.

As NEC Rep my priority would be increasing local government funding. This Government has forced councils across the country to make unbearable cuts. It doesn’t have to be like this.

An alternative future is within reach; local authorities building council housing, creating good green jobs, and providing publicly-owned buses and trams. But we won’t get there with one arm tied behind our backs.

The next Labour Government can and must end fourteen years of austerity, lift the burden from our councils, and transform local government.

I hope to win your support, and be a voice for councillors and councils on the NEC.


Soraya Adejare: L0126481

Having grown up in poverty amid austerity and far-right politics, the opportunities afforded me were minimal. I don’t want this replicated for anyone and throughout my 9 years as a councillor in Hackney, I’ve worked tirelessly for the betterment of all. As an NEC representative I will continue to do so, also fighting for Labour to enable councils to build social housing on the scale needed for our communities.

I will be strident in making calls for our incoming Labour Government to increase local government funding to ensure we can readily meet statutory obligations and restore services.

I have been consistent in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. I believe that Labour councillors do have a responsibility to our residents to strive for peace and that’s why I support the right of councils to take principled decisions when supporting campaigns for peace.

I’m a single parent and supporter of the Single Parent Rights campaign. I brought it to Council and called for status recognition within the Equalities Act. As a current scrutiny chair, I’ve also worked collaboratively on our ongoing response to the Child Q case, our greening agenda and housing provision.

Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee

WCAC Reps
Jean Crocker: L1306356

On Women’s CAC since 2017, currently Vice-Chair, seeking re-election to continue fighting for a Conference that is:

  • Democratic
  • Diverse
  • Accessible
  • Two-day
  • Standalone
  • Hybrid

With, at its heart, women speaking passionately for policies based in their life experience.

To support them, good early information for delegates / visitors, stalls, networking events, fringes with free space for CLPs.

I’ve worked with sisters through adversities. If re-elected I’ll constantly, reliably press for the best. I’ll listen and respond to members.

I’ve analysed motion rules, to promote fair, impartial Women’s CAC decisions; led on user-friendly motion-writing guidance – I’ll push for its availability to members.

In 2023 we achieved:

  • six motion debates, not four – more CLPs were heard
  • the Welcome Reception
  • time for Women’s CAC to read all motions, to minimise rubber-stamping Party advice
  • emphasis that delegates decide composite wording
  • compositing meetings when more could attend
  • findable website information

Gateshead Central and Whickham CLP: Women’s Branch Secretary, Branch Vice-Chair.

University and College Union: I campaigned from grassroots to NEC for the precariously employed; on Disabled Members’ Committee.

Please also support Zoe Allan and Rathi Guhadasan


Zoe Allan: L1393044

I joined the Party in 2015 and have held several roles in my CLP and delegate to National Women’s Conference. I’m currently a member of the National Policy Forum. I’ve been Chair of my Unite Community branch and have served on the Unite Wales Labour Liaison Committee.

As a disabled woman myself, I would champion accessibility, health and safety, and awareness of hidden disabilities. National Women’s Conference was opened up to many women when it had to go online and we must make it hybrid to continue to enable all women to contribute their varied insights in order to make policy for the many.

I’m an inclusive feminist. I know that women working together achieve great things because we network and support each other to work towards the best outcomes for all. Women are always at the sharp end of austerity policies and our voices are habitually ignored, making spaces such as National Women’s Conference essential, to give us that extra boost. It must return to being a two day, standalone event which will self-fund. If we build it, they will come!

Please also support Rathi Guhadasan and Jean Crocker.


Rathi Guhadasan: L1362546

I joined the Labour Party in 2015 and currently hold the role of CLP Secretary. I am also a Vice Chair of the Socialist Health Association, secretary of the SHA London branch and a member of Doctors in Unite. I’ve been a National Labour Party Conference delegate twice and National Women’s Conference delegate once. I am active in local campaigning and currently organising against proposed maternity and neonatal unit closures in NW London which would disproportionately impact Black and Asian women and their families and those from low-income backgrounds.

At National Women’s Conference last year, a diverse array of comrades debated motions ranging from women in the workplace to women’s health and violence against women and girls. However, many key issues, such as abortion rights did not reach the conference floor. We must return to a two-day, stand-alone conference with fringe events and additional debate time. This would enable women’s voices and issues to be better represented at National Conference and therefore in future policy. If elected, I will work to maximise inclusion and accessibility for the event.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA). Please also support Zoe Allan and Jean Crocker.

National Constiutional Committee

NCC Reps
Khaled Moyeed: L0128862

I served as a member of the National Constitutional Committee (NCC) between 2018 and 2022 representing constituency Labour parties across the country. During that period, I have sat on many NCC panels either as chair or a co-panellist hearing complex disciplinary matters.

My personal journey has shaped my passion for public service. From an immigrant background, I grew up in inner city council accommodation with deprivation around me. Most young people in my school left without any GCSEs.

After graduating with a Law degree, I worked in Haringey, London as a community organiser in the early years of my career, delivering projects to improve community cohesion and reduce crime. I went onto qualify as a solicitor working at two leading international law firms, but have always remained active in my community. I was a school governor, trustee of Haringey Race and Equality Council and involved in inter-faith work. I was elected to be a Councillor in Haringey in 2018. That same year, I was elected to the NCC as a CLP representative.

I am running again for a place on the 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.

A vote for me is a vote for experience, competence and integrity. By serving on the NCC, the Party’s highest disciplinary body, I will contribute to making our Party well-disciplined and ready to serve the people of Britain.


Rachel Garnham: A777413

Disciplinary processes must be transparent, accountable and above all, fair to grassroots members and trade unionists.

In my three years on Labour’s National Executive Committee I fought for the principles of natural justice to be applied within Labour’s disciplinary processes. These are seemingly too often ignored – the right for those accused to have clear, timely information, to have the opportunity to put their case, and a genuine right to appeal.

I’m very concerned about equity in Labour’s disciplinary processes. It is troubling to hear how many Jewish people who support Palestinian human rights are reported to have been excluded from membership, and I am also concerned about fair treatment for disabled members, older members and those with mental health conditions. The Forde report exposed significant failings and must be seriously taken on board

If elected, I pledge to uphold the rulebook, reject factionalism and apply the principles of natural justice.

I’m an experienced activist, Labour Party member for 30 years, member of UCU, Socialist Health Association and Socialist Education Association. I’ve participated in many disciplinary hearings and always been scrupulous in fair application of the rules. Please also support Dave Levy and Khaled Moyeed.


Dave Levy: A006829

I am seeking your support to sit on our Party’s NCC.

I promise that I will act with fairness and consider the evidence on any cases on which I sit.

I believe that our rules should be interpreted in the context of UK law and human rights law and that the principles of natural justice must be maintained and offered to all members.

I joined the party in 1974. Since moving to Lewisham in 2010, I have held a number of positions in my CLP, LCF & branch, having been intermittently Secretary of the CLP & LCF over that time. I have acted as a workers’ companion for the last seven years which gives me much experience in assessing cases of bullying and discrimination. I have been trained in employment and equality law.

I am a member of CLPD and have authored and campaigned for many rule changes to make the party accountable to its members.

I am supported by the CLGA and Momentum and would ask you to vote for me, and my running mates, Khaled Moyeed and Rachel Garnham.

National Policy Forum

CLP representatives:

London
Dave Levy: A006829

I believe our Party needs to unite around our core values so that we can develop a policy programme which will make a real difference to people’s lives when we get into government. 

I will fight for a policy platform in the interests of the many, not the few, based on anti-poverty, pro-social justice and anti-racist principles. I’ll also place membership involvement at the heart of my work.

My experience as an economist, IT professional, trade unionist, and civil rights campaigner would mean I am very well-placed for the Economy, Culture, or Democracy commissions.

I have been a member of the Labour Party for 50 years and have held various positions with it.

I am President of my GMB branch, trained in employment law; I represent & organise members in their workplace.

I am a member/subscriber to Amnesty, Liberty, the Open Rights Group, and the Labour Movement for Europe. I am active in Another Europe and CLPD.

I will work hard, represent you, and remain fully open and transparent.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA), please also nominate and vote for Rathi Guhadasan, Pat Quigley, Aydin Dikerdem, and India Burgess (Youth Position).


Aydin Dikerdem: L1217068

The next Labour government is going to inherit a deeply challenging economic climate, but it’ll also be faced with a nation desperate for change after 14 years of Tory austerity. I think the role of the NPF is to be an engine for ambition during this period, that tests and offers ideas and solutions from the membership, affiliates and unions. 

As a local councillor and Cabinet Member for Housing I’m acutely aware of the challenges facing the public sector but also the radical alternatives that can be achieved with bold thinking. I joined the Labour Party in 2013 as austerity was biting and the housing crisis was deepening yet saw how workable pragmatic left-wing alternatives were side-lined. I’ve seen first-hand the intersection between policy and campaigns when working as an organiser for the New Economics Foundation, which has given me a strong grounding in the politics and national conversation around policy. And of course I’m now responsible for developing and implementing policy at the local level in a swing Council. 

I’m glad to be backed by the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance and would ask you to also nominate Rathi Guhadasan, Dave Levy, Pat Quigley, and India Burgess (Youth Position).


Rathi Guhadasan: L1362546

I’m the CLP secretary for Brent East, Vice Chair for Kingsbury ward and served as ward organiser in my previous ward. I have attended the Labour national conference in 2022 and 2023, as CLP and Socialist Health Association delegate. I have participated in writing motions at ward level and for the SHA. As CLP secretary, I am familiar with the Labour Party rule book and allied resources. I am a national SHA Vice-Chair and London Branch secretary. 

I’m a participating member of Doctors in Unite and a qualified paediatrician with a background in international public health and the international development and humanitarian sectors. I have a keen interest in many areas of policy, particularly health, and would like to see a more integrated, intersectoral approach to public health policy. We must also see the New Deal for Working people delivered in full as well as a proper Green New Deal. If elected, I will endeavour to represent the grassroots of our Labour movement and be accountable and transparent to members.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA). Please also nominate and vote for Dave Levy, Pat Quigley, Aydin Dikerdem, and India Burgess (Youth Position).


Pat Quigley: L1505915

The Labour Party must enable change for the better for the lives of current and future generations of working-class people in this country. I will work hard for policies that address entrenched poverty, ensure secure, decent housing for all and high quality educational, health and public services that deliver good outcomes for everyone, creating a more equitable and just society.

A lifelong Labour Party supporter, I joined 8 years ago and have been active since in my local Labour party, previously Secretary of my ward branch for 5 years and now the CLP’s Women’s Officer and Secretary of Women’s branch.

I worked in Education for over 40 years, as a classroom and headteacher; I’m diplomatic and experienced at working with a breadth of views. I have an interest in SEND policy and issues affecting families and children. I am a retired member of the NEU.

I’m a community campaigner, fighting for social rent housing and the Right to Food.

I’m a member of several Socialist Societies, including SHA and I sit on the National Executive of the Socialist Education Association.

I’m supported by the CLGA, please nominate me and Rathi Guhadasan, Aydin Dikerdem, Dave Levy, and India Burgess (Youth Position).


India Burgess (Youth Rep): L1928388

Over the coming years, the Labour Party should nationalise key public services including energy companies, utilities and public transport; support devolution and investment in community services and spaces; and introduce a wealth tax to reduce inequality. It is also critical that Labour calls and advocates for a permanent and immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Not only are these policies popular but they are necessary to build stronger, happier and greener communities. They are the policies I will fight for as your representative on the National Policy Forum. 

Since university, the policies impacting every aspect of our lives have interested and inspired me. For the past five years, I’ve been volunteering, advocating and working in policy from the local level to the international stage. Through all of this, it’s become clear that the UK needs to be bold and ambitious to face multiple environmental and social crises.

I’m standing for Labour’s National Policy Forum to propose, debate and fight for policies that can deliver a future that’s not just fair but thriving.

I’m supported by the CLGA, please nominate me as well as Rathi Guhadasan, Aydin Dikerdem, Dave Levy, and Pat Quigley.

South East
Charlie Wilson: L0080568

My journey within the party, where I’ve served as a councillor and now CLP chair, has been characterised by a deep-seated desire for social justice, the pursuit of equality and an unwavering commitment to socialist principles.

We stand on the brink of government, and my focus will be ensuring our party’s policies both reflect our core values of fairness, solidarity, and community and also address the challenges of our time.

Climate change, economic inequality, and the preservation of public services require bold and visionary policies that can transform our society into one that is more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive. The NPF plays a pivotal role in shaping these policies, and I’m committed to bringing a fresh, progressive perspective to its deliberations.

By amplifying the voices of our grassroots, engaging with all stakeholders, and harnessing the rich diversity of our party, I believe we can craft a policy agenda that is both radical and achievable. Together, we can build a future that transforms our values into a lived reality for all.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA), please also nominate and vote for Theresa Mackey, Kiran Khan, and Alexa Collins.


Kiran Khan: L1644090

I bring a deep understanding of the challenges facing working families. Coming from a working-class background myself, I understand intimately the struggles and aspirations of ordinary people. My personal experiences have shaped my commitment to fighting for policies that prioritise social justice, economic redistribution, and equal opportunities for all.

I have a proven track record of grassroots activism and community organising. I’ve been actively involved in numerous campaigns advocating for progressive causes. I’ve been a Labour Member since 2017 and a Councillor since 2021 and during this time, I have advocated for transformative policies that reflect Labour values. 

The Next Labour government needs to take bold action on many issues facing the country such as housing, austerity, NHS and lack of funding for public services and local councils. I’ll fight for Labour to adopt policies to tackle these challenges we face.

As a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum, I will work tirelessly to ensure that the voices of ordinary members are heard and reflected in the party’s policy agenda.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA), please also nominate and vote for Theresa Mackey, Charlie Wilson, and Alexa Collins. 


Alexa Collins: L1281294

Working in local government, I am well aware of the choices councils need to make in policy development and service delivery during tough economic circumstances. As the prospect of a Labour Government becomes reality, we have the opportunity for our policies to dramatically improve the lives of everyone in this country; policies desperately needed by so many.

With a background in central and local government finance, I have a strong, relevant skill set to contribute to effective policy development for the Labour Party and I am driven to contribute wherever I can to make positive change.

As well as being a Labour activist, I have been a CLP chair, Secretary, Treasurer and I Chaired the Local Campaign Forum for several years, making it possible for every ward in my council area to field Labour candidates for the first time ever and give every voter the opportunity to vote Labour.  I campaign for fair school admissions which is particularly relevant in much of the South East region. I am also a parish councillor.

I’m proudly endorsed by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum.

Please also nominate and vote for: Kiran Khan, Therese Mackey, and Charlie Wilson.


Theresa Mackey: L0058638

Eastern
Shahid Nadeem: L1811877

I’m CLP Secretary and treasurer of Unite legal workers’ branch and an active member of the Society of Labour Lawyers, which provides legal and policy advice to the Labour Party. If re-elected to the NPF, I would like to utilise my experience as a Member of Unison, SME4Labour Executive board member,  founder of Pakistanis for Labour, vice chair of the South Essex Cooperative Party and Western East Anglia Coop Party Council, to develop strong regional policy and engaging members.

I’ll lay the groundwork for a bold agenda on the economy, jobs, health, education, housing, peace, and human rights; this will transform our country. It has been an honour to be your NPF Rep for the past two years. Apart from contributing to the Safe Communities commission, I also worked for amendments including £15 wage, housing, a Green New Deal, and Public ownership. I stood on a platform of engaging with members and putting members’ views at the heart of Labour’s policy-making and I will continue to do so. 

I’m asking you to vote for me to continue to fight for you and your priorities and support other grassroots candidates Rachel Garnham, Bryn Griffiths, Maxine Sadza and Alex Small (Youth Rep).


Bryn Griffiths: L1949828

I will always prioritise giving a voice to ordinary members and making myself available to the Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs).  I will act as an advocate of the radical policies which have been passed by our Conference.

I will support the Trade Unions in making sure that we are bold in our implementation of the New Deal for Working People.  Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan should be the central plank of our policy and I will always advocate a radical approach that is proportionate to the challenge the planet faces. On economic policy I want our party to back our public services e.g. I will always argue for the rail service to return to the public sector. I will stand with the public sector unions in their efforts to remove the privateers from the National Health Service and Social Care. I will abide by Labour Conference policy passed by an overwhelming majority that we should introduce proportional representation.

I am standing with Shahid Nadeem, Maxine Sadza, Rachel Garnham, Bryn Griffiths, and Alex Small (Youth position) as a Centre Left Grassroots Alliance candidate. I also support Momentum and sit on the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy Executive.


Rachel Garnham: A777413

I am an experienced, committed campaigner serving seven years on the National Policy Forum, 20 plus years in local Labour positions and previously three years on the National Executive Committee. I am a UCU activist and strong supporter of Labour’s trade union link.

Labour needs a policy programme that will win elections and transform lives; seriously addressing the cost of living and climate crises; redistributing wealth and rebuilding public services.

On the NPF Public Services Policy Commission I have championed NPF submissions from Eastern Region CLPs including:

  • NHS investment not privatisation;
  • Local accountability of schools; extending Free School Meals;
  • Increased pay for health, social care, and education workers across the public sector.

I have promoted reversal of Tory attacks on civil liberties; and listening to women by advocating policy made by Labour’s Women’s Conference. At the NPF in Nottingham I put forward amendments that made a difference, including a commitment to international law in Palestine. 

I want to continue to promote this platform on the NPF, and work towards a more democratic, transparent and inclusive policy-making process, recognising the sovereignty of annual conference. 

Members matter. 

Please also support other grassroots candidates Bryn Griffiths, Shahid Nadeem, Maxine Sadza and Alex Small (Youth Rep).


Maxine Sadza: L1431770

We’ve  seen the effects of Tory austerity amongst the most marginalised in our society, leading to increased poverty, more food banks, and poverty wages for public sector workers. 

I’m currently CLP Treasurer, a retired member of Unite the Union, and have been Women’s, BAME, and Policy Officer. I was the Equalities Rep for my workplace whilst working for the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist. I brought up my two sons as a single parent. I am a grassroots Community activist involved in Acorn the Union. I help to set  up a local cultural community festival and am the first BAME woman to be elected as a Councillor to Southend City Council. I stood to be a councillor to be a voice for the voiceless and to represent minority ethnic groups in my community.

I pledge to represent members’ views, work to ensure that democracy is upheld, and champion the New Deal for Working people and Labour’s Green Prosperity plan on the NPF. I will also oppose increased privatisation in our Health service. 

I’m Proud to be supported by the Centre-left Grassroots alliance and Momentum and I urge you to support Shahid Nadeem, Rachel Garnham, Bryn Griffiths and Alex Small (youth position). ‎


Alex Small (Youth Rep): L1733607

I’m currently Southend West and Leigh’s Vice-Chair and have been a conference delegate twice, debating and voting on Labour Party policy. 

I’ve worked with charities and community organisations, seeing first hand, the suffering felt by those at the sharpest end of our broken economic model, including those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. This has solidified for me that we need an incoming Labour government to be bold in facing these grave challenges, to transform society in favour of working people, and tackle the climate crisis head on. 

I’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with workers on the picket lines, as they campaigned for a fairer deal. I will continue to advocate for properly funding our vital public services, keeping them away from private profiteers and improving the pay and conditions of our key workers. 

I believe strongly in resident-led decision making and will push for further devolution and decentralisation, putting power and investment into local communities. 

If elected, I’ll respect the mandate by engaging extensively with members across Eastern region,  listening to your views and priorities, and working to ensure they are represented in Labour policy. 

Please also support other grassroots candidates Bryn Griffiths, Shahid Nadeem, Maxine Sadza and Rachel Garnham.

South West
Marina Asvachin: L1279958

I’ve been a Devon County Councillor for 7 years & a City Councillor for my home City of Exeter for 2. I currently chair the Labour group on the former & am chair of the licensing committee on the latter. I also chaired our local branch for some years. I became a Councillor because I wanted to be able to help people, particularly in my own community which is extremely diverse but also with significant pockets of deprivation. 

I’m currently the organiser for our ward for this year’s local elections. I worked for the NHS as a Clinical Technologist for over 20 years where I was a Unite Rep. I now belong to the Unite Community Branch & am trained as a Companion Rep. I am also a governor at my local nursery school and chair of trustees at our Community Centre.

I pledge to always fight for equal opportunities for all, democracy, the environment, and the best education & healthcare we deserve. We must also ensure the New Deal for Working people is delivered fully.

I am extremely proud to have the support of the Centre-left Grassroots alliance and Momentum. I urge you to also support Jane Begley and Ada Gravatt (Youth position).


Jane Begley: L1441041

My professional life has been spent working with children and young people in various mental health settings. Whilst raising my daughter, single-handedly, I trained & worked as a child psychotherapist in NHS CAMHS. Currently, I work with kids in care, who’ve survived severe neglect & abuse.

I frequently draw upon the emotional intelligence that my mental health training has fine-tuned, as a city councillor in Exeter, representing a ward with swathes of social housing, deprivation, and residents with complex needs, and as a trustee of the local community centre.

In my CLP, I’ve been Women’s Officer, LGBT Officer, Deputy Branch Chair, and GC Branch Representative. I’ve also been delegate to Annual Conference and Women’s Conference.

Working in the NHS, I witnessed the devastating effects of austerity, with increasing demands and diminishing resources, to deliver frontline services. I remain fully committed to fighting for publicly funded health and social care services. Incompetence and corruption of successive Tory governments, have made the path ahead challenging. However, I’ll always strive to support the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. 

I am extremely proud to have the support of the Centre-left Grassroots alliance and Momentum. I urge you to also support Marina Asvachin and Ada Gravatt (Youth position).


Ada Gravatt (Youth Rep): L194713

I’m Ada Gravatt, an active member of the Bristol Central CLP and the University of Bristol Labour Society. 

With the tangible prospect of a Labour Government with a sizable majority, it is incumbent upon us to ensure we grasp that opportunity and outline a progressive policy platform which can transform Britain and young people’s lives. The NPF has a pivotal role to play in advocating for the policies we need to bring about a fairer, greener future.

Within the NPF, I pledge to champion Labour’s New Deal for Working People in full, a comprehensive framework designed to secure enhanced rights for workers spanning various sectors of the economy. Moreover, I am committed to advocating for robust climate policies, fostering inclusivity within the party, particularly towards trans people, and vehemently opposing regressive migration policies such as the Conservative’s abhorrent Rwanda plan. I will also continue to advocate strongly for the abolition of tuition fees and an improved housing settlement, making sure our education system is accessible to all.

Securing your support would be an immense privilege. I am proud to have the backing of the Centre-left Grassroots alliance (CLGA) and ask you to also support Marina Asvachin and Jane Begley. 

East Midlands
Dean Collins: L0144227

As a Labour activist for over 25 years, I have held the positions of Vice-Chair, Equalities(disabled) and TULO officer in the CLP’s I have been involved in. As a local councillor since 2012, I was able to take part in the policy setting at both County & Borough level. As a cabinet member & V. Chair of Labour group for the council, I was seen as a leader, and regularly held policy discussions before setting the policy of council. As an active member of Unite’s Regional Political Committee, I believe trade unions must be at the centre of policy making in the party, whilst working to achieve policies that work for the working population. As a regional board member of the Union (Unite), I speak up for members on what is needed, alongside the work I do in the workplace on policies at the acute trust I work at. I feel representatives need to listen and do their best for the members. As a disabled person I promise to encourage more diversity in representation in our party therefore pushing for policies that stand for the many. 

Please also support candidates backed by the Centre-left Grassroots Alliance; Fraser McGuire and Liv Marshall (Youth Rep).


Fraser McGuire: L1823756

I’m the Chair of Unite Hospitality East Midlands branch, and have been the Young Labour rep for the East Midlands since 2022. Growing up in rural Derbyshire I have seen the devastating effect of Tory austerity on our communities, with cuts to local government funding, social care, education and transport. I’ve organised with hundreds of Young Labour members and young workers; I know how desperately change is needed.

I will stand up for transformative policies like nationalisation of key services, and as a climate activist I believe we have a long way to go to tackle the coming environmental crisis.

As a committed trade unionist, and vice-president of Derby Trades council I will fight to see the New Deal for Working People go as far as possible. We need to unshackle our trade unions by repealing all anti-union legislation from the last 40 years and we must commit to pushing through workers rights reforms in the first 100 days of a Labour government.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance, and Momentum and I urge you to nominate and vote for Dean Collins and Liv Marshall (youth position).


Liv Marshall (Youth Rep): L3108212

As a young woman who has grown up knowing nothing other than the brutality of austerity, and the failing of my generation by 14 years of Tory negligence, I want nothing more than for an incoming Labour government to put forward a transformative, progressive policy agenda.

For too long, the climate crisis has been on the back foot of British politics, with continued investment in North Sea oil and gas fields and the delay in phasing out petrol and diesel cars all happening under Tory rule. As East Midlands Youth Rep on the NPF, I’d ensure our party is a global trailblazer for net zero in government, by reinstating the £28bn and supporting the aims of the Climate Education Bill such as integrating climate change into vocational training and exams.

I’m a proud trade unionist, climate activist, and young labour member, and will bring these values to the table, to ensure that when we do get into government, the agenda is set around the future, a brighter tomorrow.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance, and Momentum and I urge you to nominate and vote for Dean Collins, and Fraser McGuire.

West Midlands
Syed Hussain: L1183151

I support a Labour Party that respects its members and empowers its grassroots. It’s crucial for Labour to showcase strong policies that prioritise social justice, public ownership, climate change, and tackle the growing issues of poverty and racism. 

I have a background in public service, having held positions as mayor, county and borough councillor, and deputy leader of the opposition in Staffordshire.  

On October 19, I publicly called for an immediate ceasefire, becoming the first mayor to do so in the Midlands. The racist abuse I’ve received since being elected has galvanised me in my determination to use the NPF as a platform to stamp out racism in our region and the UK. We must commit to mass investment in social housing and rent controls as well as an overhaul of regulations to tackle discrimination, along with youth clubs, properly funded local government, and decisive action on the cost of living. Most importantly, no child should go to bed without food. 

I am proud to have received the endorsement of the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance, Momentum, and CLPD. I urge you to nominate and vote for Teresa Beddis, Sachin Mathur, and Niamh Illif (youth position).


Sachin Mathur: L3004219

On the National Policy Forum, I will be dedicated to a fairer, greener and more prosperous future for our region and the country.

As a proud advocate for the trade union and cooperative movements, I am firmly committed to economic justice and that means a fairer distribution of wealth and resources. My policy interests include bringing about a Green New Deal which advocates for renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure and environmental protection. Additionally, I will champion a New Deal for Working People, fighting for higher wages, robust workers’ rights and a strong social safety net, including support for trade unions and cooperatives. I will also promote Proportional Representation to ensure fair and inclusive electoral processes.

In these challenging times, I am committed to fostering collaboration and dialogue, working towards a better future for the West Midlands and contributing to a strong Labour government that delivers on policy which represents our shared values. 

I am proud to be supported by Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance members such as Campaign for Labour Party Democracy and Momentum. I also urge you to nominate and vote for Teresa Beddis, Syed Hussain and Niamh Illif (Youth Position).


Teresa Beddis: A399419

I have been on the NPF since 2018, serving on the economy commission. I have supported several CLPs – attending meetings and leading policy discussions. I attended almost every commission meeting (London and Zoom) including the full NPF last July.

I am a retired A Level and advisory teacher. My special interests include the economy, education, health, the environment and animal welfare. I have approximately 25 years experience holding virtually every Branch and CLP position, Conference delegate and an election candidate at local and national level.

I have been a socialist all my life – committed to the many, not the few. I have used my time on the NPF to promote these values and if re-elected will continue to do so.

Our Party has unfortunately got it totally wrong on Gaza – refusing to call for an immediate ceasefire and the cessation of arms sales despite overwhelming public support as well as lacklustre condemnation of war crimes. We must use bodies like the NPF to restore trust in our communities and develop progressive policies at home and abroad.

Please nominate and support me plus the following CLGA candidates – Sachin Mathur, Syed Hussain and Niamh Illif (Youth representative). Thank you.


Niamh Iliff (Youth Rep): L3102095

Grounded in grassroots organising with my local TUC, left-wing student groups, youth organisations, local campaigns, and my union branch, my priorities lie in amplifying the voices of working people and communities. Only through representing such groups at the base of the party can we ensure Labour’s policies remain dynamic and transformative 

Serving as Trade Union Liaison Officer for West Midlands Young Labour, I’ve advocated for crucial issues across the region and created meaningful links between the party and unions, amplifying grassroots concerns. By giving a platform to and hearing young members, I’m dedicated to representing the future of our party as vital voices in policy making.

We must create a radical policy agenda that unites unionists, members, and activists which will uphold our progressive values and help shape a brighter, more equitable future together. Fighting for the delivery of a Green New Deal that unites these groups within our party and truly supports our communities in the future will be core to my addition to the NPF.

I am proud to be supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum. I urge you to nominate and vote for Teresa Beddis, Syed Hussain, and Sachin Mathur.

Yorkshire and the Humber
Chris Saltmarsh: L1180242

I am standing as a candidate for the National Policy Forum in Yorkshire and The Humber to promote the transformative policy agenda that Labour needs to tackle the great crises of the twenty-first century when in government: climate, cost-of-living, health, international conflict, and beyond.

As a co-founder of Labour for a Green New Deal, I have experience of working with stakeholders throughout the party – members, trade unions, MPs, shadow ministers – to develop ambitious and popular policies to rapidly decarbonise, create good green jobs, invest in reindustrialisation, expand public ownership, re-empower trade unions, and protect public services.

Living in Sheffield, with its proud history of steel manufacturing, I believe that Yorkshire and The Humber can be at the heart of Labour’s efforts to tackle climate change while revitalising the UK’s industrial economy.

The upcoming Labour government is a historic opportunity and I will work within the NPF to ensure that we make the most of it with a socialist policy platform worthy of the uncertain times we are living through.

I am proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA). Please also nominate Jack Ballingham, Sandra Wyman, and Corinne Furness.


Jack Ballingham: L1766555

I’ve represented Yorkshire and Humber members on the National Policy Forum since 2022, and am now seeking your support to continue ensuring our region’s members are heard in our Party’s policy-making spaces.

I currently serve as treasurer of Selby CLP, and as a delegate to Leeds Local Government Committee. I want to help ensure that our Party has the platform it needs to win the next general election, and a strong plan for government. As a young person, I know the importance of bold, progressive policies in areas like education and housing, and will work to promote these at the NPF.

Over the last two years I’ve served as a member of the NPF’s foreign and defence policy commission, and attended the full meeting of the NPF at Nottingham last year. There I focused on a range of policy issues, such as the arms trade, voter ID and protest laws, asylum and further education, and was able to secure substantial policy changes in these areas.

I am proud to be backed by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA). Please also nominate and vote for Chris Saltmarsh, Sandra Wyman, and Corinne Furness.


Corinne Furness: L1493177

Since accidentally becoming a branch rep at my first ever Labour party meeting, I’ve held roles at CLP level for most of the last eight years – most recently as Chair of Leeds East CLP – and have represented members on the Leeds LGC. For more than a decade I worked in community arts, contributing policy research on everything from community-led high street regeneration to working class access to the arts and government-led arts policy.

From the council house I grew up in to the Education Maintenance Allowance I received in sixth form, I’ve had opportunities which have been enabled by Labour being bold in government. We can see the impact of the climate emergency, the housing crisis, the hostile environment, and austerity on our communities in Yorkshire. Only bold, progressive policies have the answers to the crises we face and we need NPF reps who will champion these policies.

I commit to representing the views of grassroots members, acting with transparency, and fighting for the policies which will help transform our communities. 

I’m proud to be backed by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA). Please also nominate and vote for Chris Saltmarsh, Sandra Wyman, and Jack Ballingham.


Sandra Wyman: L1640558

As an older disabled woman living in inner city Leeds, I’m well aware of the difficulties faced by those affected by austerity.  I first joined the Labour Party in the 1980s; currently I’m the CLP Disability Officer and am a member of the national Disability Labour executive. I’ve also served as a member of Leeds LGC.

Pre-retirement I was Leeds NUT (now NEU) President and regional representative on a national equalities committee. I was also an LEA Equalities Officer.  Recently I’ve worked on Unite Community campaigns against Ticket Office closures, Fuel Poverty and the Cost of Living crisis. 

Living near one of Leeds’ poorest areas, I’m familiar with the damage to people’s lives caused by Tory austerity.  Our priority is to elect a Labour government; equally we need transformative policies to support those affected by rogue landlords and vastly increased food and fuel prices so people can be healthier and happier.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA).  I support party democracy, will represent grassroots members and will report back.

Please also nominate Corinne Furness, Jack Ballingham, and Chris Saltmarsh.

Northern
David Ray: L1488264

My name is David Ray, and I am a Labour Borough Councillor in Darlington. As well as this, I work in Telecommunications, and I am an Industrial Relations Rep for the Communication Workers Union. I believe this puts me in a great position to be able to represent a large portion of Labour’s support base and membership. I work daily in my role as a councillor and a trade unionist, to shout about the values so many Labour Party members hold dear. 

I strive to champion our party, and the election of a Labour Government is what drives me. I want to take up the role, so I can play a bigger part in how we shape this party, so we can make a difference to people’s lives in the North of England and the rest of the country, with progressive and transformative policies on things such as enhancing workers’ rights, ending poverty/economic inequality, building more social housing, community wealth building, and addressing climate change.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance, CLPD, and Momentum and I urge you to nominate and vote for Hannah Cousins, Rochelle Charlton-Laine, Samantha Townsend and Joshua Freestone (youth position).


Samantha Townsend: L1462687

My name is Samantha and I am a serving councillor representing Shildon and Dene Valley, a community in South West Durham which has suffered terribly from over a decade of Tory decline. 

I’m a socialist and a trade unionist, with a keen interest in education as well as the rights of disabled people and their carers. As the Labour Party enters government I’m keen to ensure policy reflects the needs of communities like the one I represent to ensure we can never fall to the Tories across the Red Wall again. 

Having held many positions within the local constituency party, including secretary and chair, I recognise and value the voice of members and truly believe that we are at our best when we build from the grassroots. As a councillor I know that there is an art to compromise, I am pragmatic and reasonable but will always make a robust case for my values. 

I am proud to be supported by the CLGA and Momentum. Hannah Cousins, David Ray, Rochelle Charlton-Laine, and Joshua Freestone (Youth Position). We’ll be a strong team working together to ensure that the NPF considers a wide range of policy platforms and remains accountable to members.


Rochelle Charlton-Laine: L1210405

I have witnessed first-hand many atrocities within the education system as a teacher under this tory government. I’ve been on strike to demand better pay and conditions and I give my full support to those in similar circumstances.

As a county councillor, I’ve fought to support our poorest families that are being left behind; to bring them with us, we need a more equitable distribution of wealth. I also ensure wide, transparent communication in my role as labour Group Communications & Engagement Officer.

In the past two years as an NPF rep, I’ve helped shape policies to ensure better public provision of dental care and stronger support for SEN students; I hope a Labour government will go even further.

I hold myself and others accountable whilst evaluating how best to move forward successfully, because I believe listening to grassroots voices should be central to any worthwhile policy development. This will also be helped by passion for equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Working together we achieve more than we achieve alone.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum and urge you to nominate and vote for Hannah Cousins, David Ray, Samantha Townsend, and Joshua Freestone (youth position).


Hannah Cousins: L1424316

On the NPF, I hope to promote member democracy, push for transformative socialist policies and ensure Labour in government enacts meaningful, long-lasting change.

I’ve been active in the Labour Party for 9 years; mobilising and empowering young members as CLP Youth Officer, organising canvassing sessions as campaign co-ordinator and currently as my local branch chair.

As a committed trade unionist, serving as secretary for my Unite branch and previously Women’s Officer, I know how invaluable the link between the trade unions and Labour is. Having worked in the hospitality and transport industries and witnessing how our rights at work have been eroded under this Conservative government, it is crucial that an incoming Labour government delivers a New Deal for Working People and a Green Transition; pushing for these will be my top priorities.

It’s vital for CLPs across the region to be engaged with and contributing to our policy forum, and to be updated regularly by their representatives. I’ll always be accessible and transparent if I am elected.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA). Please also nominate and vote for Samantha Townsend, David Ray, Rochelle Charlton-Laine and Joshua Freestone (Youth Position).


Josh Freestone (Youth Rep): L1783553

I’m Josh Freestone, a proud member of City of Durham CLP and the Northern Rep on the national labour students committee. I am delighted to be standing for NPF North Youth representative. 

As the Labour Party approaches Government, we have a historic opportunity to use state power and set a progressive policy agenda. The NPF will become a critical organ of party democracy and the fight for democratic socialist programs. After 40 years of failed neoliberal orthodoxy and an increasingly vicious Conservative party, a transformative Labour Government has never been so needed.  

On the NPF, I would champion Labour’s New Deal for Working People which will win rights for workers across the economy, fundamentally shifting the balance of power in the workplace. I will also push for a just and green transition in the face of the climate crisis and a compassionate immigration policy, defending the rights of migrants against the Tories’ despicable Rwanda plan. 

It would be an immense privilege to have your support. 

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum and urge you to nominate and vote for Hannah Cousins, Rochelle Charlton-Laine, David Ray and Samantha Townsend.

North West
John Bowden: L0147273

Great policymaking starts with a bold and creative vision of the society we want to be part of. It’s followed by building a policy framework which takes a unified approach to environmental, social and economic justice. 

If elected I will bring a socialist vision to the NPF, backed up by policy expertise as both a qualified environmental and social value practitioner, and my experience as a homebuilding sustainability director.

In today’s world, climate justice needs to be factored into every policy decision. I can bring climate expertise into the Forum together with an understanding of business. 

Labour’s policies should be based on solidarity – fighting poverty and oppression at home and abroad. The brutal occupations of Ukraine and Palestine must both be condemned in the strongest terms and a consistent approach adopted when responding to countries that break international law. 

During my time as a CLP Secretary I learned that information is key to engaging members and inspiring activity – I commit to keeping members well informed if elected.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum and urge you to support Sangita Patel, Fianna Hornby, Evangeline Walker and Antonia Shipley (youth position).


Sangita Patel: L1750981

I’ve worked in local government for over 30 years, predominantly in Regeneration and Neighbourhood Services. I’ve collaborated with Councillors to allow for more local provision for adult education, enabling residents to confidently secure jobs here. Other projects include work on community safety and cohesion, climate change, and the Cost of Living. I’m now a councillor serving as Assistant Executive Member for Culture. 

I’m CLP Policy Officer and have been the Election Agent for my ward Councillor. I am also Chair of the Friends of Waterloo Park and Centre where I have supported award-winning projects on climate change and activities to help residents with the  cost of living. 

I’d use my experience, which enables me to identify gaps in services, to influence a prospective Labour government to deliver progressive change. The Cost of Living and Climate Crises, as well as dilapidated public services, are damaging our communities so we must use this opportunity to restore faith in our residents; a Labour government cannot allow people to be choosing between heating and eating.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum and urge you to support John Bowden, Fianna Hornby, Evangeline Walker and Antonia Shipley (Youth Position).


Evangeline Walker: L1965535

I joined the Labour Party because I wanted to help build a movement that develops bold solutions to the issues facing the country.

In my CLP, I regularly contribute to discussions on the key policy challenges with a particular interest in housing and equalities. At meetings of our Women’s Branch, I’ve heard from women from all walks of life who’ve fought injustice and misogyny, and learned from their campaigns fighting against these issues. Chairing my university Labour Club has provided me with the organisation and communication skills required for the NPF.

As a committed member of Unite, I’ve stood on picket lines alongside striking workers: if elected, I’ll be uncompromising in my support for our policy offer for workers and in particular, delivering the New Deal for Working People in full.

If elected, I will always put members first, ensuring that they’re able to hold me accountable. It would be a privilege to represent you on the NPF.

I’m proud to be supported by Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and urge you to support Sangita Patel, Fianna Hornby, John Bowden and Antonia Shipley (youth position).


Fianna Hornby: L1330132

I’m the proud Councillor for Gorse Hill and Cornbrook in Trafford – home to the first planned industrial estate in the world. Representing a ward with such great industrial heritage has only cemented my belief that the UK needs a Green New Deal to both address environmental challenges we face and ensure unionised Green jobs to support a just transition. 

After growing up in Preston and seeing the area flourish, I’ve taken inspiration from the socialist council leadership there. They have put Community Wealth Building at the heart of the Council. It’s been a pleasure to see more money staying embedded in the area. I believe these policies should be a key priority for a future Labour Government. 

I will do everything in my power to enable a Labour government. We then need to expand public ownership, secure better rights for workers, provide a decent education for all ages and incomes, protect our wonderful NHS, expand free childcare to support families and build more council housing across the UK.

I am proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum and urge you to support John Bowden, Sangita Patel, Evangeline Walker and Antonia Shipley (youth position).


Antonia Shipley (Youth Rep): L1948862

My life was changed by labour power in Manchester, from a council house in Ashton-Under-Lyne, losing my father and caring for my mum, I believed that aspirations were never really for “kids like me”, but the incredible work of Burnham and the council enabled me to travel to a top sixth form college, which ultimately brought me to university and has enriched me in ways I couldn’t have dreamt of. 

I’ve experienced what Labour in power can do for young people, and I hope to have a role in expanding that power, ensuring that “kids like me” are able to realise their aspirations. The voices of young people, the next generation, will be indispensable at the next election.

We need to stand united across the North West, pushing for better, more affordable transport and housing for young people, advocating for more investment in our education system, and fundamentally better opportunities for young people in our region, so the incredible amount of talent we have here, stays here. Our voices must be seen, heard and embraced.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre- Left Grassroots Alliance and urge you to support John Bowden, Fianna Hornby, Evangeline Walker and Sangita Patel.

Wales
Zoe Allan: L1393044


Bel Loveluck Edwards: L0123450


Dawn McGuinness: L1681583


David Smith: A406305


Bethany Thomas (Youth Rep): L1796866

Scotland
Scott Hartles: L1457452


Finn Beyts: L1239090


Anna Dyer: L0081865


Debbie Boyd: L1441073


Aaran McDonald (Youth Rep): L1446458

 

Nominations TBC

 

Committee Seats Voting system  Responsibilities 
NEC BAME; Youth 50/50 electoral college Represent Party members on Labour’s NEC, defending democracy and holding the Labour leadership to account.
NEC Welsh position OMOV of members in Wales As above, representing Party members in Wales. 
NEC Local government (2, 1 must be female) OMOV of local government reps As above, representing local government representatives.
NPF 4 positions per region (2 must be female) + 1 youth (55 in total) OMOV within regions Advancing socialist and progressive policy positions on Labour’s National Policy Forum.
NCC 4 positions (2 must be female) CLP delegates at Conference Ensure due process and fairness in the running of appeals in Labour’s disciplinary processes.
CAC Disabled members’ rep (1 position) All Delegates at Conference (electoral college) Represent disabled Party members prior to and during Labour Party Conference.
Women’s CAC 3 seats available Delegates at Women’s Conference Represent female Party members prior to and during Labour Party Conference.

 

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