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 sixth 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 sixth monthly Report-Back for September 2020 and let me know what you think!
3rd September 2020 – NEC BAME Working Group - Joined a meeting of the working group established by NEC BAME Representative, Carol Sewell, discussing the implementation of changes to Party structures previously approved by conference.
3rd September 2020 – Warley CLP EC Meeting
8th September 2020 - NEC Meeting – special meeting of the NEC held to review the 2019 general election.
9th September 2020 – Ayesha Hazarika Chats with Labour to Win NEC Candidates – an online event in which Ayesha Hazarika talks to the Labour to Win NEC candidates about the importance of the NEC and these elections, and what each of the candidates want to do to change Labour for the better. Watch livestream recording here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=731385767411021
10th September 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
10th September 2020 – Socialist Health Association West Midlands Branch Zoom Seminar – joined a panel of academics, Labour activists and politicians as a speaker at this topical event.
13th September 2020 - Labour to Win Convention – joined a panel alongside Margaret Hodge MP and Cllr Marianna Masters to discuss ‘how can Labour win again on the grounds of credibility and moral authority?’ in the wake of antisemitism and BLM at the first ever Labour to Win Annual Convention held online. Watch livestream recording here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=512267006295087
15th September 2020 - West Midlands Strategic Police & Crime Board Meeting – Took part in the West Midlands Strategic Police & Crime Board meeting on-line in my capacity as a board member. Working with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to hold West Midlands Police and the Chief Constable to account. Watch livestream recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMHMBN7IvbY Read the papers here: https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/.../agendas-minutes.../
17th September 2020 – Warley CLP AMM - NEC nominations meeting
19th September 2020 – Campaign Session - Leafletting for West Midlands Mayoral, PCC and council elections in Bristnall Ward in Warley CLP
19th September 2020 – Labour to Win Conference Rally – joined fellow NEC candidates, activists, elected politicians and members on this online rally. Watch livestream recording here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=957038964782429
20th to 23rd September 2020 – Labour Connected online conference
21st September 2020 pm - ‘Rebuilding our Communities’ - Chaired policy discussion with members and front bench spokespersons as part of Labour Connected online conference
25th September 2020 – Campaign Session - Leafletting for West Midlands Mayoral, PCC and council elections in West Bromwich Central Ward in West Bromwich East CLP
28th September 2020 am - Joint Audit Committee of West Midlands Police and Office of West Midlands PCC – Took part in the Joint Audit Committee meeting on-line in my capacity as a board member. All matters relating to finance, accounts, audit, risk, inspections etc. Watch the livestream recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZubXnR-PdGA Read the papers here: https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/archive/september-2020/
29th September 2020 - NEC Meeting – scheduled full meeting of the NEC. Discussions included ongoing Covid health and economic crisis, Labour Connected online conference, planning for 2021 elections including candidate selections, improving diversity of candidates, fundraising, campaigning, improving online and digital campaigning offer, organisation review, Forde Inquiry, Party finances, membership data, progress on scheme of delegation, progress on improving NEC working, AWS, online meetings including CLP and Branch AGM’s, arrangements and timetable for policy development. More information here: https://www.gurindersinghjosan.co.uk/nec-meeting-quick-notes-report-29th-september-2020/
30th September 2020 pm - Socialist Health Association Central Council Meeting