Nominations have now opened for this year’s Labour Party internal elections. CLPs can nominate for two CLP representatives on the Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC), four CLP representatives on the National Constitutional Committee (NCC) and six CLP representatives on the National Women's Committee (NWC).
The nominations deadline for all these elections is 12 noon, Friday 23 June 2023.
This is also the deadline for CLPs to elect and register delegates for Annual Conference and Women’s Conference.
All the details of the different posts that are up for election are on the party website here: https://labour.org.uk/activist-hub/governance-and-legal-hub/ballots-and-nominations/internal-ballots-2023/
The candidates Labour to Win is supporting and asking CLPs to nominate for the CAC and NCC are as follows:
Alice Perry (L0111249)
Labour Party Conference should be a welcoming and inclusive forum where members can discuss policy, political direction and showcase Labour as a government in waiting.
My experience: CLP representative on the National Policy Forum from 2012-2014; Local Government Representative on the National Executive Committee from2014-2022; Chair of the NEC from 2021-22, Vice Chair from 2020-2021; Councillor from 2011-2022; CLP Vice-Chair and Treasurer.
As a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee, I supported measures to: Increase speaking opportunities for CLP members; Ensure speakers and panels are diverse; Increase CLP participation in policy debates.
I Chaired Labour Party Conference in 2022 and was an Assistant Chair in 2021 and 2017. As a member of the NEC Equalities Committee, I listened to feedback from delegates about how their experience of Labour Party Conference could be improved.
If elected to the CAC, I will work to: Increase the number of CLP delegates called as speakers; Help members feel their voices are heard at every level of the party; Ensure conference is inclusive and accessible for all.
If elected, I will also regularly report back on CAC meetings as I did on NEC meetings.
Please ask your CLP to nominate me and Phil Wilson.
Phil Wilson (A034113)
I have been a member of the Labour Party for over 40 years and have attended Party conference since 1987. I know how conference works. I understand its importance as Labour’s primary democratic institution.
Conference has a vital role in promoting and adopting radical, well thought out policy that will shape our offer to the British people at the next election, an election we must win if we are to put an end to the damage caused by this obnoxious and discredited Tory government.
If successful, I am confident my CAC term of office will commence at the start of a new Labour government. I will show the required dedication to the role as Labour starts to repair our shattered economy and public services. Conference will have a central role in ensuring the Labour Party and Labour government are in step promoting our values and principles.
With decades of Labour Party experience as a conference delegate, activist and parliamentarian I’m sure I can bring to the CAC the required experience needed to ensure conference speaks up for its members and the British people.
Please also nominate Alice Perry.
Hugh Goulbourne (L0071124)
As a mixed-race child, it was tough growing up in 1980s Britain. I was determined to go to university and find a good job, but I only succeeded because my family, my friends and others in my local community believed in me, advocated for me, and heard me.
I believe that it is my responsibility to give the same support to others. That is why over the past twenty years I have dedicated as much time as possible to organising local campaigns and leading national policy development projects with other trade union, Labour and community volunteers.
As we gear up for a general election, it is up to the NCC to ensure that CLP officers and activists around the country feel that their issues are being handled in an effective, open and fair way. As a senior lawyer and an elected CLP representative on the Yorkshire and Humber Labour Party Executive Committee, I have the skills and experience to make a major contribution to this work. I hope I can count on your support.
Please also nominate Pugh, Moema, Richards and and Kaur.
Sem Moema (L0065503)
The role of the NCC in running a fair, speedy and transparent disciplinary process is really important to the function and future of our party. I’m proud to represent a diverse constituency at the London Assembly (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest). As an Assembly Member, I work hard to amplify the voices of those we often don’t hear. Up and down the country, communities like mine are bearing the brunt of Tory austerity. Whether it’s schools, public transport, housing, air quality or cost of living, it’s clear we need Labour in power.
I’m standing because I want to see that change at a national level, with Keir Starmer as Prime Minister. If we’re to get into power, and implement the social and economic policies of a Labour Government, we need a disciplined, united and focused membership and activist base.
2021 – date: London Assembly Member; Assembly Labour Group Chair; 2016 – date: Councillor, Hackney Downs; 2015 - date: Member of Africans for Labour; Fabian Women’s Network; 2015 - 2017 Chair, Hackney South and Shoreditch CLP; 2014 - 2015 Vice Chair (Campaigns), Hackney South and Shoreditch CLP: 2006 - 2008 Assistant Whip, Hackney Labour Group
Please also nominate Goulborne, Pugh, Richards and and Brahmpreet Kaur.
Sue Pugh (A515834)
I joined the Labour Party in the late 1980’s because I believed that only Labour represented my views and after so many years of Conservative rule, I wanted to see a government who believed in fairness, honesty and hope for the future. This is still true today.
I have worked for many years to support Labour and Labour values, whether it was as an activist, a Councillor, a Regional Organiser or when I chaired the Labour North West Regional Board.
Now, as we prepare to become the Party in power, we must show that we are a united, honest and fair party, with plans and policies to reverse the damage the Tories have inflicted over the past 13 years – to bring children and families out of poverty, save our NHS, care for our elderly and ensure rights for workers. We can do it and we MUST do it.
I am a proud member of the GMB trade union and a member of the Co-operative Party.
Please vote for me in the CLP section of the NCC and also vote for Sem Moema, Hugh Goulbourne, Sioned-Mair Richards and Brahmpreet Kaur.
Sioned-Mair Richards (A558860)
Like everyone I joined the Labour Party (in the early ‘90s) as I wanted to see a fairer Britain and I knew only Labour had the values to push this through. There was Tory sleaze at the time, there is Tory sleaze now. And it has got worse. The Tories want to promote “Oh they’re all the same”. We need to show why we’re not; that integrity and transparency are our watch word.
As a Sheffield City Councillor, I chaired the Audit & Standards Committee for three years and also that of the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority. In these roles I have led complex enquiries into complaints made about both councillors and officers & sorted them out.
Discipline in the Party has to be fair and seen to be fair. It also needs to be undertaken in a timely manner. We cannot have people hanging around waiting for their case to be dealt with. I want to bring my experience and commitment to push to make this happen.
Please vote for me in the CLP section of the NCC and also nominate and vote for Hugh Goulbourne, Sem Moema, Sue Pugh and and Brahmpreet Kaur.
Brahmpreet Kaur (L1938735)
As a 22-year-old, Indian female, coming from a working-class background there have been many challenges growing up. Whether that be my parents working day and night to make a living or escaping educational challenges. To even being told I wouldn’t make it to university.
All odds are against individuals like me, but I graduated in Religion, Politics and Society from King’s College London and am currently working in national security.
I strongly believe that it is my responsibility to ensure that individuals are not held back in society often due to the unfair circumstances around them. I understand and will continue to represent the values of the Labour Party which are fundamental to ensuring everyone has a fair chance.
I will bring objectively and fairness and a commitment to upholding Labour's rules and high standards of behaviour to hearing cases as an NCC member.
KCL BAME OFFICER
Leicester Young Labour BAME Officer
Leicester Young Labour co- Chair
Future Candidates Programme graduate
Please vote for me in the CLP section of the NCC and also vote for Sem Moema, Hugh Goulbourne, Sioned-Mair Richards and Sue Pugh.
Sagal Abdi-Wali (L1328275)
I am a Councillor in Camden and have served as the Chair of Holborn & St Pancras CLP for over 3 years, as well as serving as the Women’s and BAME officer at CLP and Branch level over many years.
As the Chair of my CLP, I led a majority women-executive committee that was dedicated to diversity and uplifting the voices of marginalised and under-represented groups.
I’m standing to be a member of the National Women’s Committee to help ensure the diverse voices of women across our party are well represented and organised, especially as we head into the last stretch before a General Election. Our communities desperately need a Labour Government.
The damage of 13 years of Tory misrule, from their austerity agenda to the Cost of Living crisis, has caused to our country has spared no one, but its impact has been most devastatingly felt by women.
Ejecting the Tories from No.10 is of upmost importance, and the National Women’s Committee is a vital forum that can help Keir Starmer continue to lead a Labour Party ready to win power and build a fairer Britain.
Amina Ali (L0068945)
I want to work on the Women’s committee to give women a clear voice in all
Labour party policies, and procedures. Women are the ones who are disproportionately facing the pressures and hardship of everyday life; from the cost-of-living crisis, gender pay gap, lack of affordable childcare and cuts to public services. I want to support all women to stand for positions and create a culture where no women is scared to speak up or feels unseen.
It’s important that Labour places feminist policies at the centre of our movement. I want to work towards an inclusive and intersectional Labour women’s organisation, that represents the lived experience of BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled women’s voices. I want us to tackle, misogyny, equal pay gap especially as it affects BAME women, who already experience the ethnic pay gap, domestic and economic abuse, and women’s safety in public spaces.
As an experienced Councillor since 2014 I have championed women’s voices.
Fighting for women’s rights, working with my union GMB to support marginalised women workers in the carer sector. I constantly campaign to highlight issue of violence against women and girls in Britain such as FGM and have worked with the Labour front bench equalities team to shine light on this evil practice.
I will work hard for all women making sure we are inclusive of all diversities.
Alison Gray (L1219180)
I am standing for National Women’s Committee because I believe that my life experience, my career and my experience in the Labour Party, mean that I bring a great deal of understanding and insight to the role. I grew up in a rural part of North West Durham and was the first person in my family to go to university. I have been a History and Sociology teacher since 1993, in a number of settings and roles including Head of Department, Head of Faculty and Assistant Headteacher (Staff Development and Well-Being). I am currently teaching full time, a single mum and doing some caring for my mother, juggling many balls as so many women experience.
I have been Branch Chair and am currently Branch Secretary and CLP fund-raiser as well as a Labour Parish Councillor. I attended Women’s Conference in 2014 and have been selected again for 2023.
I stood for election to Durham County Council in 2021 increasing Labour’s vote.
I have been a single mum since my son was two and am passionate about improving women’s opportunities including through tackling issues around child-care, workplace flexibility, and misogyny in politics and society.
Caroline Price (L0013235)
I have been a member of the Labour Party for over twenty years and was elected as a councillor on Torfaen County Borough Council in 2022. I am also a trade union activist, currently serving as a member of the Wales TUC women’s committee, vice-chair of the Unite regional (Wales) committee and chair of the Unite regional (Wales) women’s committee.
I am standing to be a member of the National Women’s Committee because I want to bring my experience of championing women in the workplace into the heart of Labour Party policymaking. Women have disproportionately faced the worst impacts of Conservative austerity and borne the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis. Labour must remain focused on winning so we can address those issues.
We need a strong voice to ensure processes and structures within the party meet our needs. We need to support women coming forward to get involved in the party and stand for office. And we must continue our drive to make the party a safe space for all.
Kathryn Salt (A074194)
As a trailblazer in the East Midlands, setting up the International Women’s Day meal over 20 years ago leading to stronger political networks and reaching out to our communities via raising funds for various charitable organisations to highlighting poignant issues from period poverty to the injustice of women’s pensions, our voice has been raised.
As a miner’s daughter, I understand struggle, poverty and community. After my father’s untimely death to pneumonoconiosis, I fought for miners to receive compensation.
Raising women’s voices via many causes throughout the years from taking groups of women to Parliament to discuss poignant issues to leading training on unconscious bias.
During COVID- 19 I set up a voluntary group taking food and prescriptions to our vulnerable and isolated. My work led me to writing a case study on the lack of mental health facilities in the UK. I also wrote a Childrens book donating proceeds to the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice. Currently I am researching the lack of NHS dentistry services and the impact it has on well-being.
As a loyal Labour Party member and trade unionist I would appreciate your support.
Lucy Smith (A663490)
I joined the Labour Party 30 years ago and have worked tirelessly for gender equality, as a CLP women’s officer and a trade unionist. I now want to use this experience to help the Labour party as we prepare for the next General Election.
If elected, I will ensure we maintain women’s representation at every level, not just for parliamentary selections but in local government and party structures. It is vital we have a programme of training and mentoring in place for the next generation of women, and strong networks for women locally and across the country so we can support one another.
It is through Labour women that we will continue to build links with women in our communities, so we can be their voice on issues that matter, from climate change to the cost of living. The role of women’s conference must take centre stage as a platform to progress these policies and make sure women are at the heart of our party.
We must show we truly are a party of equality, and this way we will win the next General election and see our first woman Chancellor.