Last week the Cities of London & Westminster Constituency Labour Party held an All Members Meeting at Millbank Academy in Westminster. Here is a brief update from the meeting:
The members present agreed to elect five members to the Selection Committee for our parliamentary candidate. (These members will serve in addition to those who automatically have a place on the committee.) The election was conducted by secret ballot and five members were duly elected. Four of the five members who were elected to the selection committee were women.
An emergency resolution was submitted by Shelly Asquith to allow a vote on nominations for the three additional CLP places on Labour's National Executive Committee which had been agreed at the Party Conference. The resolution was passed and nominations were taken. Voting was by a show of hands and our constituency voted to endorse the nomination of Yasmine Dar, Rachel Garnham and Jon Lansman. All Party members will have a vote on the election of candidates for these places; ballot papers will be going out from the end of November.
Next on the agenda were the reports from our delegates to the Labour Party conference and the Women's Conference. Hanna Edenholm, delegate to the Women's Conference, gave a comprehensive account of that conference which was warmly received.
Two resolutions on housing for the London Regional Conference had been submitted; members voted to submit Kate Landin's resolution on council housing the final wording of which may incorporate elements of Fred Rodgers's resolution.
As the proposer was not present, Richard Power Sayeed presented a motion in support of the McDonald's strike campaign. The motion was passed and it was agreed to hold a collection for the strike fund at the next meeting. To find our more about the McDonald's strike campaign see http://www.bfawu.org/mcstrike