CLPD AGM, Saturday March 19 2016
11:30am, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.
Labour Party Marxists urges its members and supporters to attend the AGM of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy.
Membership of CLPD is open to Labour Party members. If you are not a member already, you can join at the door. Individuals £20; unwaged and low-waged (under £8,000) £5; young members under 27 £3. (And members can bring friends to the AGM as participating observers.)
Further info about CLPD:
www.clpd.org.uk and www.grassrootslabour.net and www.leftfutures.org.
Amendment to Resolution 5, proposed by Stan Keable:
At end of Resolution 5, INSERT:
The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy commits itself to returning the Labour Party to its organisational principles of federalism and inclusiveness. We must again become the umbrella organisation for all trade unions, socialist groups and pro-working class partisans.
It is quite correct to maintain rules barring from membership those promoting parliamentary or local candidates standing against the Labour Party. However, this should not be applied to the distant past or indiscriminately. For example, sitting councilors and other activists standing against Labour candidates committed to supporting imperialist adventures or imposing government cuts, etc, ought to be treated sympathetically.
Moreover, there should be no place in the Labour Party fof rules prohibiting organisations – and members of organisations – which have their own “programme, principles and policy, or distinctive and separate propaganda, or possessing branches in the constituencies”.
Such rules must be done away with or radically reformulated.
The CDLP will campaign for these ends and promote suitable resolutions to Party conference.
LPM Broadsheet No8
An issue of LPM Broadsheet is being produced in time for the CLPD AGM, and for distribution locally to friends and contacts and at your CLP and Momentum events. The broadsheet is a free handout, and depends on your donations. Collect copies on Saturday, or send your contact details (name, address, phone and email address) stating how many copies you would like – preferably with a donation towards production costs and postage.
Your financial support is needed – please pay into the LPM bank account:
Sort Code 30-96-26, Account 22097060,
or send cheques payable to ‘LPM’ to: LPM, BCM Box 8932, London WC1N 3XX.