CLP meetings during leadership contest

CLP meetings during leadership contest

In recent months there has been a marked increase in reports of intimidation and threatening behaviour taking place at party meetings. Whilst the NEC recognises that the majority of our members hold vigorous yet collegiate meetings, the NEC has a duty of care for individuals who feel that their safety is threatened. It was therefore saddened to have to take the decision to suspend all normal party meetings at CLP and branch level until the completion of the leadership election.

However, in recognition that there is some essential business which must be agreed by CLPs, the NEC has made a number of exceptions to this suspension while this timetable is in place. 

Meetings able to go ahead as agreed by the NEC include those:

  • Meetings solely for the purpose of making a supporting nomination in the leadership contest and for essential Annual Conference business
  • Campaign planning meetings for by-elections or devolved mayor campaigns
  • Any other meetings (Such as Executive Committee meetings) with the explicit permission of the Regional Director (General Secretary).

Meetings which go ahead under these exceptions will not consider ordinary motions or other business, except as explicitly agreed by the Regional Director.

This means any CLP meeting already scheduled should be postponed until after the completion of the leadership election. This is with immediate effect.

Should you have any questions regarding this please contact either

chairs@labourinternational.net or secretary@labourinternational.net

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