NEC Elections 2020 – additional candidate statement received by the CLP.

These candidates have received enough nominations to be included on the final ballot.


Labour Tribune NEC candidates – standing up for CLPs and members 

The National Executive Committee of the Labour Party has agreed at its June meeting to hold elections to the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party this year.

We write to inform your CLP of our candidature and to ask for consideration of your CLP nomination and vote in this election as we have now secured the five clp nominations needed to be on the ballot

This will be the first all out election for the National Executive since last year’s election defeat and the election of a new leadership team in April and as such it’s an important election for all of us who care about our Party’s future.

That is why we have decided to stand for election to the NEC as Tribune members with the full support of the Labour Tribune Group members of parliament.

The Tribune voice is an important strand in our party and one that we believe has broad support across the Labour movement.

Ten years of austerity, the urgent need to tackle climate change, a fair deal for our workers, compounded by the challenges to living standards, gender inequality, employment and the economy of the Covid-19 crisis means that, once again, we need a radical reforming government to rise to the challenge of the biggest economic, environmental and social crisis since 1945. Make no mistake this next decade will be one of change and challenge that needs a Tribune response and an active engaged government.

As Tribune candidates we believe that only by winning power nationally and locally, in partnership with our trades union colleagues and the wider Labour movement, can we transform our country and ensure that the fruits of our common endeavour are used fairly and for the common good, both here and internationally.

And if elected that will be our goal.

In this NEC election we stand for a programme to: 

1) support the Labour Party to plan for an effective Winning Campaign on Labour values for the forthcoming local, mayoral, Police and
Crime Commissioner, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Parliament elections in May 2021

2) strengthen Party policy development, working with leader, front bench, MPs, Councillors, members and trade unions, on key issues prioritising a long-term Tribune response to the Covid-19 impact, public services and local democracy, green economy, security, housing and fair taxation

3) strengthen and develop the trade union and cooperative link to support the membership in achieving a Labour Government.

As candidates we hope we bring a wealth of experience to the NEC –

All three of us come from campaigning trade union backgrounds.

Theresa Griffin as a former City Councillor, UNISON organiser, National Policy Forum member and Euro MP, winning her seat against the BNP.

Liz McInnes, as a former Unite workplace and Equality Rep, NHS Scientist and former Chair of Unite National Health Sector Committee, former Rossendale Councillor and former MP for Heywood & Middleton, beating UKIP at its height in the 2014 by-Election.

Paula Sherriff, worked in the public sector for over 20 years, former Councillor, MP and shop steward. Renowned campaigner having spearheaded the abolition of the tampon tax.

We also know the pain of December’s election, when seats were lost to Tories across England and Wales and to the SNP In Scotland.  As NEC members we will need to use our experience to understand the reasons why we had such a catastrophic defeat, to listen to members and the electorate and to rebuild for 2024.

You can see our policy positions and activity on our website.




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