Campaign statement

The decision by the emergency NEC in late December 2014 to suspend NEC and group elections was wrong.

  • We will work together in a campaign to seek to get that decision overturned and for NEC and group elections to be held at the usual time. If that does not happen then they must be held as soon as possible.
  • We will agree motions or a motion for the ADC that will achieve elections as soon as possible after the conference.
  • We will seek to get as many branches as possible to agree this statement.
  • We will use social media (be it a blog, Facebook page etc.) to gather support for our campaign in the union and in the wider labour movement
  • We accept and respect that each branch will have differing views on who to support in elections. The sole purpose of this campaign is for NEC and GEC elections to be held at the usual time or if that does not happen then they must be held as soon as possible.

R&C Bootle St Johns House Branch 
DWP East London Branch 
DfT London and South East Branch
DWP Preston Central Office Branch
DWP South London Branch
CLG National Branch
DWP Cheshire Branch
DWP North Merseyside Branch
DWP Manchester & Salford Branch
R&C North Wales & North West Branch
DWP Sheffield Branch
R&C Bootle Taxes Branch
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The following individual activists support the statement currently in a personal capacity:

Steve Finch, DWP Wigan Area Branch Secretary (pc)
John Puttock, DWP Manchester & Salford Branch Secretary (pc)
Gail Bradshaw, DWP West Pennine & Oldham Acting Branch Secretary (pc)
Paul Vargeson, DWP West Lancashire Branch Secretary (pc)
Andy Knowles, DWP East Lancashire Branch Secretary (pc)
Spencer Davies, DWP Tyneview Park Branch (pc)
George Thompson, DWP North East London Branch (pc)
Ray Webb, DfT London and the South East Branch (pc)
David Eales, R&C Leeds & District Branch Chair (pc)
Mike Crumpton, R&C Greater Manchester Branch (pc)
Michael Chessum, Electoral Commission Branch (pc)
Gordon Mabon, DWP Durham County Branch Chair (pc)

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