I’m proud to have been elected to Labours NEC in April. One of my pledges was to provide regular reports to members and this is my seventh monthly report.
I want to give members some transparency over my activities as a NEC member and associated activities as well as provide some information about discussions, decisions taken and my views. My Monthly Report-Back contains details of relevant meetings and events I’ve attended with brief information about each. For more detailed information, there are links to either my own social media pages or other pages.
See below for my seventh monthly Report-Back for October 2020 and let me know what you think!
1st October 2020 – Warley CLP EC Meeting
2nd October 2020 – Black Policy Institute - A very exiting initial meeting with Brian Channer and Valerie Bossman-Quarshie regarding the newly established Black Policy Institute
6th October 2020 -NEC Organisation Committee - A sub-committee of the NEC that has delegated authority to take decisions on all matters related to Party organisation.
8th October 2020 - Disputes Sub-Panel Meeting – volunteered to be part of a NEC panel hearing disputes cases mostly involving antisemitism and some involving other protected characteristics
9th October 2020 – West Midlands Labour Party Regional Board Meeting – attended a meeting of the West Midlands regional board as an ex-officio member
14th October 2020 – Online Campaign Café with West Midlands Labour PCC Candidates – attended this zoom event to hear from our excellent PCC candidates from across the region
15th October 2020 – Warley CLP All Member Meeting
17th October 2020 – Llafur to Win / Labour to Win Wales Launch Event – attended the launch and spoke on behalf of the Labour to Win NEC CLP section candidates
18th October 2020 – Labour First NEC Election Rally – attended and spoke at the first ever Labour First online rally with Stella Creasey MP, Ruth Smeeth and other Labour to Win candidates. Watch livestream recording here: https://twitter.com/labour_first/status/1317889305428283394?s=21 and here:https://www.facebook.com/LabourFirst/videos/688500271760715/?vh=e&d=n
20th October 2020 - Disputes Sub-Panel Meeting – volunteered to be part of a NEC panel hearing disputes cases mostly involving antisemitism and some involving other protected characteristics
22nd October 2020 pm - Socialist Health Association West Midlands Executive Committee Meeting
23rd October 2020 - ‘Dragons Den’ Business Pitching Panel – joined a panel alongside others from the West Midlands Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner to receive business & entrepreneurial presentations from ex-offenders. Organised by Grow Inspires. We heard excellent presentations from some great people and gave our advice from a business and commissioning perspective.
29th October 2020 – NEC Briefing - special meeting of the NEC held to brief NEC members on the EHRC report
30th October 2020 – Labour Party Justice & Home Affairs Policy Commission Meeting - attended a meeting of the Justice & Home Affairs Policy Commission to discuss our interim report and the 2021 work plan. NEC members are appointed to Policy Commissions which work throughout the year to oversee policy development.