Email received November 15, 2016
Thank you for your continued support for the Stop the Labour Purge Campaign
Publicity has gone out and we are expecting a good turnout for our National Conference on Saturday, November 26th in Nottingham. Tickets are still available from this link
Speakers will include ASLEF President Tosh McDonald, Labour NEC rep Christine Shawcroft, Momentum Steering Committee member Jill Mountford and the elected chair of Brighton & Hove Labour Party, Mark Sandell.
We will have a series of workshops that will allow and encourage all attendees to participate, share their stories and plan the practical action we need to campaign for reinstatement of expelled comrades and for a democratic and pluralist labour party where debate and discussion not bureaucratic wrangling are how differences are resolved.
The last Labour NEC meeting started lifting some of the suspensions - which is good news, BUT for many the alleged offences leading to suspension remain on file without any hearing and could be activated at any time in the future.
The NEC also continued the suspension of both Wallasey CLP and Brighton DLP – and in Brighton suspended or expelled 14 other members – including the elected chair Mark Sandell. As with all the other suspensions and expulsions there has been no opportunity for members to make their voices heard.
Wallasey CLP officers have prepared an extensive and full rebuttal of the un-evidenced allegations against them. Although that will not be officially released until a few days after our conference. We are pleased to say that they will be able to address some of the issues regarding their suspension at our conference.
Democracy and an end to abuses of power of the Party still needs to be won. We hope to plan a campaign over the coming months and years to achieve that, so will you join us?
The conference is at the Queens Walk Community Centre, Nottingham. Registration starting at 11am. We hope to see you there. (click this link to buy tickets)
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Jennie Formby: Labour's new general secretary