The Labour Party Democracy Review is led by Katy Clark, Political Secretary to Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and former Labour MP for North Ayrshire and Arran from 2005 – 2015. Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) Chair Andy Kerr and NEC member Cllr Claudia Webbe are assisting Katy with the Review. (The NEC is the Party’s ruling body when Party Conference is not in session.)
On 10 February 2018 Katy and Claudia visited Brighton to hear feedback on stage two of the Democracy Review process from Labour members in Brighton and Hove. Film of Katy and Claudia’s contributions is available as follows:
- Katy Clark outlines the Democracy Review
- National Policy Forum is well-resourced – Katy Clark
- CLP funding is outside the Democracy Review – Katy Clark
- Labour must focus on the working class – Katy Clark
- Democracy Review is building a mass movement – Claudia Webbe
- Engage the Democracy Review with your solutions – Katy Clark
Comments for stage two of the Democracy Review can be submitted here. The focus for stage two is Diversity & Participation, Building a Mass Membership, and Your Local Labour Party. The deadline is 23 March 2018.
Stage One submissions were made by Pavilion Labour, its branches and forums, including the Women’s Forum, the Disabled Members’ Forum, and the Youth Forum.
On 6 January 2018 Claudia Webbe attended Pavilion Labour’s discussion forum to introduce the Democracy Review process and procedures. Claudia represents Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) on Labour’s ruling NEC and is a councillor in Islington, with responsibility for transport and the environment.
Claudia answered members’ questions ahead of the 12 January 2018 deadline for submission of comments to stage one of the process, which focused on Young Labour, BAME Labour and Women’s Conference. Video of Claudia’s contributions is available as follows:
- Claudia Webbe introduces the Democracy Review
- Claudia Webbe Q&A part 1
- Claudia Webbe Q&A part 2
- Claudia Webbe Q&A part 3
- Claudia Webbe Q&A part 4 and conclusion