The Labour Party NEC Elections 2016
Committee Division III
Parties) Page 2 – 9
Dr John Gerard Gallagher
Treasurer Page 10
National Executive Committee Candidates
I’m totally focused on a Labour victory and
deeply concerned that we made a huge strategic
error shifting leftwards when the message from
voters is that they want a moderate, united
Labour Party with realistic, credible policies.
I will hold the leadership to account and give
frank advice about what needs to be done to
beat the Tories.
I will fight against Hard Left factionalism whether
that is opposing partisan rule changes, defending
hard-working incumbent MPs and councillors
from sectarian deselection bids, or stopping the
Momentum faction from becoming a bridgehead
back into the party for the entryist far left.
Labour activist for 28 years, I am passionate
about tackling poverty and inequality. As a
parent and cancer survivor I will fight to defend
our NHS and schools from Tory cuts.
NEC Member 2010-2012, strong record of
fairness and defending democracy in taking
decisions, and openness and accountability in
reporting back to members.
Extensive campaigning experience: Borough
Campaign Manager in four Hackney elections
increasing Labour seats from 29 to 50;
parliamentary candidate in Aldershot and Castle
Point; full-time Organiser in Camden.
Councillor 12 years, trade unionist (Unite) 23
I recommend voting Akehurst, Bailey, Baxter,
Dhanda, Reeves, Wheeler.
Tel: 07949 152 562
Address: 125 Oxford Road, Old Marston,
Oxford, OX3 0RB
I’m standing to make our party fairer.
I’m 24 and I joined Labour because we’re the
party of equality. We’ve done a lot to make our
society more equal – and will do so again.
But in our party young people still feel excluded,
if you’re working class you still can’t afford to
stand for election, and women still face sexism.
We need to put our values into practice within
our party, so everyone can get involved.
I’ve spent three years on the NEC helping
young women get involved. From leading a
grassroots homelessness campaign to organising
nationwide election campaigning, I’ve fought for
members and for equality.
I’M FIGHTING FOR:
1. A PROPER SAY IN POLICY FOR ALL MEMBERS
2. A COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT
POLICY – NO ONE SHOULD FEEL UNSAFE
3. NEC REPRESENTATION FOR EACH NATION
AND REGION, AND BETTER RESOURCES FOR
4. MORE WORKING CLASS MPS
5. A PARTY UNITED AROUND OUR VALUES
FROM THE GRASSROOTS UP, FOCUSED ON
BEATING THE TORIES
As your representative I’ll never stop fighting for
members, fighting for equality, and fighting to
beat the Tories. Working together, we can make
our party fairer.
I’m also supporting Ellie, Johanna, Parmjit, Luke
and Peter Wheeler.
Our country faces its biggest post-war crisis. Now
is no time for division in our Party. No labels, no
factions, just Labour.
So many people’s hopes for a better future rest
on us. We owe it to them to be the best we can
be - an NEC focused on delivering solutions, not
paralysed by arguments of the past.
In 6 years on the NEC I’ve never stopped fighting
for members or our Party – from securing our
commitment to repeal Employment Tribunal
Fees, campaigning against Tory attacks on tax
credits, visiting over 180 CLPs across the country,
listening to members and as a candidate in
As your representative I’ll fight for;
• Unity around our values; taking our fight to
the Tories and SNP.
• Equality in our Party – no-one should be
held back because of their class, gender,
sexual orientation, race or disability.
• A more welcoming party where everyone
• A real say in policy making.
• All nations and regions to be represented
on the NEC and better resources for local
No labels, no factions, just Labour.
As an independent I’m grateful for broad support
across the Party and CLPs including from Reeves,
Akehurst, Bailey, Wheeler, Dhanda
Tel: 07811 450 410
Johanna Baxter Putting Members First
As I write, Britain has just voted to leave Europe.
With the Tories split from top to bottom, it’s
never been more important for Labour to unite
and defend our values through uncertain times
ahead. This means bringing together new
and long-serving members, trade unionists,
councillors, MPs and other representatives,
respecting each others’ views, working for a
more inclusive society.
Whatever happens next, Labour must be both
an effective opposition and a government-inwaiting.
We stopped the Tories forcing schools
to become academies and cutting tax credits
and disability benefits. We urgently need faster
rebuttal, better campaign strategies and credible
policies on health, housing, education, defence,
social security, workers’ rights, international
affairs, the environment and the economy. We
must find alternatives to austerity and rebuild
For sixteen years I’ve talked with members
from Labour heartlands, Tory shires and key
marginals, from Scotland, England, Wales
and Northern Ireland. I’m loyal, discreet and
experienced and I’m on the NEC to speak for you,
so tell me how we can go forward.
I’m secretary of Oxford Labour and a member
of UNISON, the Ramblers’ Association and
the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform. I
shall also vote for Shawcroft, Webbe, Williams,
Tel: 07956 637958
Address: 88 Howard Street, Oxford OX4 3BE
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In 2001 a newspaper in Gloucester said ‘the
people of Gloucester haven’t reached the
advanced state of consciousness to accept a
foreigner as their MP.” They were talking about
me - a ‘brown’ face in a ‘white’ constituency.
Gloucester proved them wrong - I was fortunate
enough to serve there as the MP and a Minister
in a Labour government. I helped to develop
Sure Start, and put in place policies to support
vulnerable children in care.
I believe our party needs strong organisation to
support our councillors, MPs and leadership as
well as policies that reflect our membership but
will be appealing to those in key marginal seats.
We need to be more representative of all of our
communities. We can’t take anyone’s vote for
Labour faces challenges on diversity. The
parliamentary party should better reflect the
various communities that make up Great Britain
and I’m worried because we polled behind the
Tories in 2015 amongst many minority groups.
I’ll listen to your views and use my experience
to make the party more aware of class, gender,
sexual, faith and race equality.
I hope you will support me, and consider
supporting Akehurst, Bailey, Baxter, Reeves and
I am a scientist and have spent my working life
in research and development. I have carried out
many leading roles at Branch and CLP levels. I
want everyone involved in the formulation and
policy building process. All voices must be heard
The referendum result illustrates a divided
nation. The task for Labour is to find a strong
leadership voice capable of speaking out with
a credible message that unites all sectors of
How we are perceived in the country is vital.
We need to be united, tolerant and inclusive,
engaging all views across the Party. We must be
intolerant of intolerance.
The Labour government had a good record
on the economy. By not defending that record
we surrendered our credibility on running the
economy. I want to attack the Tory’s persistent
failure to deliver on the economy.
It was right to oppose bombing in Syria, the
largest humanitarian disaster since the second
World War. We have a responsibility to alleviate
I have a different perspective, a different bag of
skills, an analytical mind, which will contribute to
and enhance the range of expertise available to
the NEC. I offer a new and fresh voice.
Tel: 01684 569 509
Address: 20 Chase Road, Upper Welland,
Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4JY
Professionally, I am a doctor and share
compassion which is why I have a deep interest
The Labour Party stands for fairness, equality
and social justice, values deeply rooted within
me. The Labour Party needs to set a vision
based on fairness, compassion and integrity to
pave the way to win the next General Election. I
believe my work as a doctor would support such
There must be a clear distinction to show we are
the party of the people.
• We must fight for our NHS, Social and
• A balanced immigration policy, free from
discrimination in order to support our
• The “living wage” should be just what it
says, where work pays for individuals and
families, so families don’t have to be reliant
on food banks or go through hardship.
• Zero hour contracts should be scrapped
which adds to the inequalities in society.
I believe that the Labour Party works best when
we are all fighting on the same side to meet the
aspirations of the people of Great Britain.
I would bring compassion to the Labour Party
as your representative and support your
11 Oakfield Road, Balsall Heath, BIRMINGHAM,
West Midlands, B12 9PX
I joined Labour 20 years ago. I’m passionate
about our values of fairness, social justice and
compassion. I’m a radical moderate, doing
radical things with a moderate message,
reaching out to everyone. Most of all, I believe in
The Tories are wreaking havoc on our society,
our economy and our politics. We must take the
fight to them.
As your NEC representative, I will:
• Continue meeting members to understand
your concerns; be a bridge to the leadership;
and campaign with you.
• Ensure Labour values and ordinary people
are central to our agenda.
• Use my profile to engage and bring on board
young people and those who don’t normally
get involved with Labour.
• Stand up for the whole country, BME, LGBT,
disabled and non-disabled, women and
• Keep the NEC focused on winning elections
so we can make Britain a fairer, kinder, more
I am not standing on a slate, but there are
excellent women on the NEC who I’m voting
for: Ann Black, Bex Bailey, Johanna Baxter, Ellie
I’ve campaigned for Labour nationwide,
supporting hundreds of CLPs, fighting for Labour
over many years. Now I want to fight for you.
Twitter: @eddieizzard @eddiefornec
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I have spent my life fighting for rights at work. As
a trade union lawyer I represented blacklisted
construction workers, I now provide help to
women facing pregnancy discrimination.
For 10 years I’ve been a strong voice for
grassroots members on the NEC, elected with
broad support across our party.
This government is attacking our communities
and the EU referendum result was devastating.
We need a Labour government more than ever.
We must re-engage voters in our heartlands and
re-connect in the marginals. The next Labour
• Reverse the privatisation of the NHS;
• Support comprehensive education;
• Repeal attacks on employment rights,
abolish tribunal fees;
• Invest in maternity services & Sure Start;
• Build council housing, regulate the private
A strengthened Party
Members are the life-blood of our party. I report
back after meetings and have the experience and
independence to face the challenges ahead.
A cap on spending in parliamentary selections;
• Giving members a greater say in policy
• A social media code of conduct;
• Welcoming new members, valuing the
commitment of our longstanding ones;
• Increased representation for women,
LGBT, BAME, young and disabled members.
I’m backing Akehurst, Bailey, Baxter, Dhanda,
I was delighted by Jeremy Corbyn’s election and
welcome all new and returning members. For too
long, our Party has accepted Tory parameters
of debate, with predictable, dire consequences
at the last two General Elections. To win we
must reframe the political argument – oppose
austerity, challenge racism and Islamophobia,
challenge the demonization of working class
people and refugees, support the building of
truly affordable housing, support the NHS free
from profiteers, support defence diversification
and oppose Trident renewal, and defend public
services and welfare.
I have been a member of the NEC for 17 years,
and thank all the members and CLPs who have
supported me. I try to raise issues of concern to
grassroots members, especially their right to put
resolutions to, and take an active part in, Annual
Conference. I support members’ right to choose
their representatives free of central or regional
Demanding fair working terms and conditions,
and fair taxation, doesn’t make us anti-business.
It makes us anti-inequality. We need to build
an economy from which we all benefit, with
investment and job creation. Let’s build a mass
Please also support Ann Black, Claudia Webbe,
Darren Williams, Peter Willsman and Rhea
My main priority is the election of a Labour
government; to win we need a Labour Party
united behind Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity
I have ambition, feelings, and desires, above all
ideas for a Labour Party that will bring about
democratic socialist change, not just for today
but for future generations. As a strong united
party we must challenge concentrations of
power, inequality and social injustice.
When black young people are more likely to be
over represented in our criminal justice system
than in our universities, the political oppression,
economic exploitation and social degradation of
my community should never be forgotten.
I have campaigned long and hard for children
and young peoples’ rights. I am a long standing
campaigner against injustice, inequality,
discrimination, antisemitism and racism,
opposing the scapegoating of migrants and
refugees, standing up for trade union rights,
bringing an end to fuel poverty and challenging
rip-off energy bills. As an elected Councillor, in
the face of Tory government attacks on the poor,
I know how hard Labour councils are working to
defend services, build council homes, protect
communities and boost local economies.
Please vote for Claudia Webbe, Ann Black,
Christine Shawcroft, Rhea Wolfson, Darren
Williams and Peter Willsman
Address: Flat C, 6 Moreland Street,
London, EC1V 8BE
British politics is ludicrously over centralisedand
that applies to the Labour Party too!
We were established to provide a voice for
working class people throughout the country, yet
all our elected NEC reps come from London and
the Home Counties. No disrespect but we need
to ensure that all parts of the country are directly
represented at the highest levels of our party.
The Referendum shows we need to hear and
respect the views of people in the North ,
Midlands, Scotland , Wales, South West and the
That’s why I am standing for election-to ensure
a voice for Labour people in every part of the
As a local councillor, active in my local
community, local party and trade union I see at
firsthand what this Tory Government is doing
-our top priority is to defeat them at the next
The key to success is our membership-new and
old! We need to harness their talents connecting
with every community in the country. We
particularly need to support and listen to our
members in Scotland.
I am also voting for Reeves, Akehurst, Bailey,
Baxter and Dhanda.
Feel free to get in touch.
Tel: 07880 790 182
Address: 6, Victoria House, Victoria Road,
Salford M6 8LF
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Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader demonstrated
that Labour’s members and supporters want
the party to present a clear alternative to Tory
austerity. At the general election, despite many
positive policies, voters were left unsure as to
what Labour stood for. Jeremy offered bold,
radical solutions on the big issues like jobs and
housing and promised to make our politics more
transparent and inclusive.
I was actively involved in Jeremy’s campaign
and would, if elected, support the adoption by
Labour of his platform, having backed similar
policies throughout my 27 years’ active party
membership. I have served Labour at all levels,
from branch to National Policy Forum, and have
been a Cardiff councillor since 2013. I am proud
to be a socialist and trade unionist.
The experience of devolution in Wales and
Scotland also offers lessons for the wider party.
Welsh Labour has remained in government since
1999 by implementing policies consistent with
our historic values and principles – promoting
equality and rejecting market-based ‘reform’
of public services. If elected, I would bring that
experience to bear and would offer regular
reports on my work.
Please vote for me and for Ann Black, Christine
Shawcroft, Claudia Webbe, Pete Willsman and
Tel: 07880 546019
Address: 33 Lansdowne Road, Cardiff, CF5 1PQ
I enjoy the privilege of representing members
on the NEC, having uniquely served on every
National Committee. I have addressed over 200
Party meetings (Scotland, Wales and all Regions)
and am a phone call away for advice/help (01865
244459). For 32 years I’ve sent every CLP my
(updated) Annual Conference Guide. After every
NEC I report back to CLPs.
The Tories are in crisis, we must be united. The
NEC’s priority is to ensure the whole Party pulls
together behind Jeremy (I recently tabled a
motion to this effect). Jeremy has dedication,
integrity and a basic decency, that is exceptional
– I know, we worked together in NUPE.
The Tories truly are the Nasty Party. Party
Members know the solution – a Labour
Government making fundamental changes, like
My long record of service shows I have the
commitment/determination/enthusiasm to play
a full part in our drive to victory. Together we will
Experience – Party/Union/Co-op:
NEC: 1998-1999, 2005-2010, 2015-2016
National Conference Arrangements Committee:
National Constitutional Committee: 1995-1998
National Policy Forum: 1998-1999, 2002-2010,
Constituency GC/EC: 1975-2016; ward secretary
Co-op Group Area Committee/Party Council:
Research Officer NUPE/UNISON: 1979-1994
Branch Secretary APEX/GMB 1980-1998
Please also support Black, Shawcroft, Webbe,
Tel: (H) 01865 244459
Britain needs a Labour Party that can deliver
a confident and credible, democratic socialist
agenda; an alternative to the inequality of
conservatism and the inertia of nationalism -
with fairness and equality at its heart.
I am a Branch Secretary for GMB in Glasgow
and an active member of Scottish Labour and
Scottish Young Labour. I am fighting for a more
representative party with its priorities in our
We have a huge new membership but the
majority of it remains inactive. In order to engage
this new membership, the Labour Party must be
the exciting alternative that they signed up for
and reflect the values of the leader they voted
Labour must be the party that stands against
austerity to improve the lives of working people
across borders. Our party needs to be strong
and united, with all levels of the party working in
a transparent and tolerant manner.
I will work to empower members, local parties,
and activists; to fight for a more democratic
party that can deliver change - and ultimately,
Thank you so much for your support. Please also
support Ann Black, Christine Shawcroft, Claudia
Webbe, Darren Williams and Pete Willsman.
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Treasurer Candidate – elected unopposed
It has been an honour to be elected as Labour
I remain determined to keep Party finances on
a sound and transparent footing – standing
firm against Conservative attacks on our Party’s
funding, supporting the pivotal role of local
While we have defeated the worst, serious
threats remain. I am a strong supporter of
Labour’s affiliated trade unions and socialist
societies. Labour always achieves most when all
parts of our Party come together.
My top three priorities are:
• Ensuring the resources we need to
campaign and win; in marginal seats, and in
• Strengthening our funding base to ensure
sound and transparent finances, now we
have eliminated historic debt
• Taking the fight to the Tories – campaigning
year-round, building Party membership and
extending our reach even wider
My experience is as the longest-serving Labour
NEC member, chair Party and NEC 2002/3. As
Assistant General Secretary of Unite, I have
a proven track record against injustice and
exploitation, for investment in jobs, communities
and equality for all. I also have experience of
We must be the Party that is standing up for
communities, the alternative to poverty, division,
fear and hatred.
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