NEC Elections 2020 – additional candidate statement received by the CLP.
This candidate has received enough nominations to be included on the final ballot.
I’m getting in touch to ask for your CLP’s support for Labour’s NEC Disabled Members Reserved Place. Nominations close on 27/09/20 and your support to get an LGBT+ disabled activist onto the ballot would be positive.
I have the experience and tenacity to deliver for your CLP disabled members with a background that includes being a Parliamentary and London Assembly Candidate; Current serving Executive Committee member of Fabian Society and LGBT+ Labour; previously with Disability labour when leading its response to the Democracy Review; Member of GMB, Community and Co-operative Party.
As an agent for change, I will advocate for disabled people’s inclusion throughout our movement.
I will work creatively to develop an inclusive Labour Party that embraces diversity, builds disability confident leadership and is exemplary in practice, addresses complaints and set standards.
I want to breakdown the wall of exclusion that many disabled members experience through political education, building capacity and by reforming policy, practice and procedure.
I will work with CLP’s and affiliates to support Disability Officers, develop Disability Forums, enable organising through the proposed Disability Section and national conference.
I will engage with disabled members to remove barriers to our participation, encourage community leaders and build disability solidarity.
Professionally, I worked for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, leading health and local government policy. Prior to this I was responsible for Governance and Special Projects with the Disability Rights Commission, co-ordinating work to help harmonise equality bodies and law.
Please do get in touch with any questions or issues of interest by using the below contact details.