NEC: 14 Proposals But Far Short of a Quorum.
Many of you will be dissatisfied with the managerial failures of our National Executive Committee over recent years. Your chance to make the NEC work is now, by doing all you can to get people elected to the NEC who will make a difference. The nominations are crucial to building support for candidates. It is great that we now have fourteen candidates proposed for the nine Constituency Rep places. However, if our online nominations meeting on 22nd September is not quorate we can’t nominate anybody. To date we have had just twelve firm commitments to attend the meeting. We must have at least 36. We have over 700 members. Please commit now by RSVP HERE.
The following have been proposed and seconded to be our nominees for Constituency Party Representatives:- Ann Black, Gemma Bolton, Yazmine Dar, Nadia Jama, Anne Henderson, Mick Johnston (That’s me!), Peyman Owladi, Laura Pidcock, Mish Rahman. The following have been proposed but not yet seconded. Luke Akehurst, Bodrul Amin, Mathew Blakemore, Gurinder Josan, Terry Paul. All candidate statements are ON THE WEBSITE. There have been no proposals for nomination of a Disabled Members Rep or Party Treasurer. If you would like to propose additional candidates you must email your proposal to the Constituency Secretary Mick Johnston or the Assistant Secretary Anne Seex no later than 18th September. Additional proposals will not be accepted at the meeting. Your invitation to the nomination meeting was sent to you on 3rd September. It gives full details of arrangements. A copy is attached.
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Oregon in Flames
Some of you will know our friend and comrade David Rovics, a singer song writer who has done two brilliant fund raising concerts for us. He lives in Oregon where the vast fires currently raging uncontrollably are said to be exacerbated by global warming. Here is his new song about the impact of the fires on the people of Oregon. Flames of History. As a constituency we played a small part in the struggle to stop global warming through our active involvement in the campaign against fracking. There is much still to be done. My thoughts are with David and the many on the USA West Coast hit by this disaster.
Breaking International Law ‘Unconscionable’
There could be no clearer sign of Mr Johnson’s strategy to turn the UK into a cowboy economy than his proposal to break international law by tearing up the Brexit Agreement that he signed himself just a few months ago. It is now clear that he never intended to keep the agreement but signed it purely so he could go into a General Election able to say he had sealed a deal on Brexit. The scale of deceit is staggering. He has also of course given the Scottish Independence movement a gift. Geoffrey Cox, Tory MP and Solicitor General until February, describes the proposal as ‘Unconscionable’ and has pledged to vote against it in parliament. I wonder which way Mr Hollinrake will vote? You might like to tell him which way you think he should vote.
Our MP Voted Against Food Import Standards
The many people who work in agriculture in our area will be wondering what possessed Mr Hollinrake to vote against a law requiring food imports to meet the same standards of animal health and welfare, environment, plant health and food safety that apply them. Lack of this protection exposes them to unfair competition from cheap sub standard imports and threatens their livelihoods. Was he not elected to protect their interests? Two Tory MPs in rural constituencies voted for this safeguard back in July but Mr Hollinrake voted against it.
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CLP Exec Minutes Now on Facebook
We are now publishing the minutes of meetings of the Thirsk & Malton Constituency Exec. Committee on our Members Only Facebook Group. If you would like to see the minutes you will need to join the Group and look under ‘Files’. These minutes are confidential to Constituency Party members and must under no circumstances be shared with anyone who is not a current member of Thirsk and Malton Constituency Labour Party.
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