All policy resolutions agreed by our General Committee – the policy-making body of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party – will be made available here unless the GC decides otherwise. Shorter motions are shown in full below. Longer motions can be viewed via the links provided.
Implementation of the Chakrabarti Inquiry Report – adopted overwhelmingly by Pavilion Labour, 6 January 2018. This resolution notes that the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party, published in June 2016, was accepted for implementation, lists some recommendations from the Inquiry, and calls for the rapid implementation of the Chakrabarti Inquiry recommendations.
Boundary Review – Regency is in Brighton – adopted nem con by Pavilion Labour, 9 November 2017. This long emergency resolution concludes with the following decisions:
“We therefore resolve:
- To call for the current boundary review to be halted in favour of a fair review, which does not seek to reduce the number of MPs, which is based upon up to date electoral registers and which does not impose an unreasonably strict requirement for the electorate of parliamentary constituencies (and to refer this to the NEC of the Labour Party);
- To authorise the Executive Committee (EC) to respond formally to the Boundary Commissioners on behalf of our Constituency Labour Party, opposing the removal of Regency ward from Brighton Pavilion (subject to consultation with neighbouring CLPs and the wider Party as the EC sees fit).”
Proposed Development or Sales of School Land & Property – adopted overwhelmingly by Pavilion Labour, 9 November 2017
Support for Postal Workers – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 9 November 2017
Support the Picturehouse Four – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 9 November 2017
Teachers’ Pay adopted nem con by Pavilion Labour, 9 November 2017
Welcoming Labour Conference Back to Brighton – overwhelmingly adopted by Pavilion Labour, 14 October 2017
Support for CWU Royal Mail Members – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 14 October 2017
Sustainability and Transformation Plan – adopted by a large majority by Pavilion Labour, 14 October 2017
Brexit – two resolutions were adopted by different majorities by Pavilion Labour, 14 October 2017
For fully comprehensive education – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 7 September 2017
Affordable Housing – adopted nem con by Pavilion Labour, 13 July 2017
“This Labour Party calls on Brighton and Hove City Council to re-endorse its commitment to its own adopted policy with regard to the provision of ‘Affordable Housing’ across our city. We further urge the City Council to seek new and more accurate methods of testing the viability for future development proposals. These measures would ensure that Brighton and Hove maximises its affordable housing potential.
In October 2015 the City Council stated “Policy CP20 in the emerging City Plan Part 1 sets out a sliding scale of affordable housing targets whereby a contribution of 20% affordable housing will be sought on smaller sites of between 5-9 units (as an equivalent financial contribution); a contribution of 30% affordable housing on sites of between 10-14 units (either onsite provision or as an equivalent financial contribution) and 40% on site provision on sites of 15+ units”.
Turkey – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 29 June 2017
“This Labour Party condemns the crackdown by the Turkish Government aimed at suppressing all democratic opposition to it from political parties, trade, unions, journalists and others.
In particular we condemn the arbitrary arrest of elected MPs of the HPD, which won 59 seats in the last general election and has a strong base of support amongst the Kurds and other minorities in Turkey.
We agree to:
- Write a letter of protest to the Turkish Government in Ankara
- Call on the Labour Party (via the NEC and PLP) to add its voice to the protest
- Ask the leader of the Labour Party to raise the issue with the Government and to demand it raise the matter with the Turkish Government
- Support any appropriate labour movement action aimed at raising this issue.”
Fire Safety Plans – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 29 June 2017
“This CLP calls upon Brighton and Hove City Council to carry out an urgent review of its emergency plans for fire in buildings over nine metres (three storeys).”
Co-op Party Centenary – passed unanimously by Pavilion Labour on 6 April 2017, this resolution encourages all current members of Brighton Pavilion CLP to join and work with the Co-operative Party locally, to champion and promote workers co-operatives in the city of Brighton and Hove, and to support Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s aim to double the size of the co-operative economy; notwithstanding the aim of the return to public ownership, or continued retention thereof, of industries and services, both nationally and locally. Full copies available on request.
Our NHS – adopted unanimously by Pavilion Labour, 11 March 2017
“This Labour Party condemns the ongoing and deliberate underfunding of our NHS and this Tory government’s refusal to acknowledge the devastating impact of its policies.”