I’m standing for Labour’s National Executive Committee to fight for a more equal Labour Party, where everyone is able to get involved.
I am delighted to be one of the first candidates officially on the ballot and I’d really appreciate it if you would consider putting me forward and nominating me at your local party’s next meeting. You can find my leaflet here and I would be grateful if you could circulate it to members.
I’m 24, from Nottingham and I joined Labour because I believe in a more equal society. Just as the Labour Party champions equality at election time, so too we must practice this internally in our party.
I’ve served on the NEC as the youth representative for three years, in which time I haven’t stopped fighting for members and for equality. I have made selections fairer, ensured women’s voices aren’t cut out of conferences and fought for a comprehensive sexual harassment complaints policy. I have helped young women get involved and helped hundreds of young members join us in fighting the Tories.
I have made progress but there is still a long way to go. On the NEC I will fight for:
a meaningful say in policy for ALL members;
a comprehensive sexual harassment and bullying policy;
better opportunities for women, ethnic minority, disabled and LGBT members;
regional representation on the NEC so big decisions aren’t just taken in London;
more working class candidates by making selections fairer; and
a party united around our values of social justice, solidarity and equality that can beat the Tories.