Alice Perry for Labour’s National Policy Forum

Alice Perry for the NPF

Why I am standing:

London is one of the richest cities in Europe, but is blighted by extreme inequality. We have all seen this. Sometimes you just have to cross the street and you’re in a different world. A small distance in where you grow up can lead to a gulf in opportunity.

I am in the Labour Party to change this. I support policies aimed at addressing the inequality at the heart of many social problems.

For me that means:

  • investing in training and education
  • creating apprenticeships and good jobs with strong rights for workers
  • supporting a living wage, and
  • building more affordable housing.

That I was recently elected to Islington Council to fight for these policies in a by-election in Boris Johnson’s ward, with a 17% swing to Labour, shows how popular this approach is.

Just as Labour needs to listen to voters, the NPF needs to listen to party members. As an NPF CLP representative, I will be available and accountable to all London CLPs. I am keen to attend constituency and branch meetings.

We need to inspire voters with easy to understand, progressive policies – policies with fairness at their heart. I will fight for this on the NPF.

Nominated by 27 London CLP’s, including:

Barking, Bethnal Green and Bow, Brent Central, Chelsea and Fulham, Dagenham and Rainham, Erith and Thamesmead, Finchley and Golders Green, Greenwich and Woolwich, Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Hampstead and Kilburn, Holborn and St Pancras, Hornsey and Wood Green, Islington North, Islington South and Finsbury, Kensington, Kingston and Surbiton, Lewisham Deptford, Leyton and Wanstead, Orpington, Poplar and Limehouse, Richmond Park, Streatham, Tooting, Tottenham, Twickenham, Walthamstow, Westminster North

Why we are backing Alice Perry for the NPF

“Alice’s experience in doorstep campaigning, combined with her openness and enthusiasm, gives her a freshness of approach to policy development that would greatly benefit the party”
Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury

“I know from campaigning with Alice just how hard she works. She will be a fantastic voice for Labour members in London on the NPF”
Tom Copley, London Assembly Member

“Alice is a tireless campaigner, not just in Islington but across London. This grounding in grass roots campaigning means her grasp of policy issues that matter to ordinary Londoners is vital to Labour as we stand up for our communities against this Tory-Lib Dem government’s ideas”
Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council

“I am delighted to declare my support for a champion of young people and the issues they continually tell our party matter to them. Alice will be a tireless, effective and tenacious member of the NPF and I’m proud to give my support to such a hard working and passionate servant of our party”
Adam Jogee, London Young Labour Campaigns and Membership Officer

“Alice is committed to making sure Labour has an answer to people’s housing problems. Whether it’s building more affordable housing or arguing for limits on rent increases, Alice is a strong voice for the kind of housing policies we desperately need”
Cllr James Murray, Executive Member for Housing

“Alice has vast experience within the Labour Movement. Alice works so hard representing working people and is a great supporter of the trade unions, their values and traditions. I’m backing Alice, and asking all trade unionist within the party to do the same. You won’t regret it.”
Gary Doolan, GMB National Policy Officer

About Alice

Labour Party and Community:

  • Vice-Chair of Islington South and Finsbury CLP
  • Treasurer of Islington’s Local Government Committee
  • School governor
  • Member of the Co-op Party
  • Active member of the University and Colleges Union (UCU)
  • Campaigns actively across London


  • Labour Councillor for St Peter’s ward, where Boris Johnson lives, after winning a by-election with over 53% of the vote
  • Vice-Chair of Health Scrutiny Committee
  • Chair of the Health and Adult Services Policy Reference Group
  • Member of the Joint Central North London Health Overview Scrutiny Committee

Get in touch: email aliceperryuk [at] or via twitter @AlicePerryUK

Download and print Alice’s leaflet here.


Sally, Alice and Richard stand for National Policy Forum

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.