Ballot papers go out this Friday for elections to the Labour Party National Executive Committee and National Policy Forum, and a number of Next Generation Labour’s activists are standing and looking for your support.
Alice Perry is standing for one of four places to represent London constituency members and won nominations from an impressive 27 CLPs – the fourth highest in terms of nominations and beaten only by incumbent NPF members.
Alice was elected as a councillor in the Islington ward where Boris Johnson lives in Summer 2011, taking 53% of the vote in a previously three-way marginal, by campaigning on a strong message of reversing Tory police cuts and standing up for universal free school meals.
Sally Hussain is also standing in London, for the designated youth place representing London constituency members, and secured 19 nominations – three quarters of the CLP nominations for the youth place. As a sixth former, she knows the impact of Tory cuts to education maintenance allowance – she would be a strong voice representing young members and connecting with young people outside the party.
Richard Burgon is standing in the Yorkshire and Humber region where he is a trade union lawyer, representing those at the sharp end of the Conservative-led Coalition’s cuts. He is committed to working with party members and the trade unions to develop policies that ensure high-quality, responsive and accountable public services free from damaging marketisation and privatisation.
There are many other good candidates standing, take a look at Jon Lansman’s article on Left Futures for more information.