Saffron Walden CLP AGM 2020

Thursday the 26th of November saw the 2020 AGM for Saffron Walden Labour Party.
Despite being the first ever SWCLP AGM to be held online the event was well attended and hosted some very lively, comradely debate.
The evening started with debate on the following motion relating to electoral reform, put forward by Samantha Naik:
This Constituency / Branch Labour Party resolves:

  • To call upon the Labour Party to reject First Past the Post, the voting system
    currently used for General Elections, and to support the introduction of a form
    of Proportional Representation in which all votes count equally and seats match
  • To call upon the Justice and Home Affairs Policy Commission of the National
    Policy Forum to consult the party membership specifically about their views on
    Proportional Representation in the next cycle of policy documents.
  • To call upon the Labour Party to set out how it will select a new, proportional
    voting system for general elections, in time to offer it as a concrete alternative
    to First Past the Post in our next manifesto.

This motion was passed by vote on the night and will be sent on to the Justice & Home Affairs policy commission of the National Policy Forum.

The meeting then moved on to the business of the AGM, full minutes can be found at the link below my signature, but the main body of the meeting was taken up with reports from the outgoing exec officers, an update to the CLP’s standing orders to add the new role of LGBT+ Officer to the Exec Committee, and the election of the new Exec Committee, in which I am proud to serve as Secretary.
A full list of the Exec Committee Officers is in the minutes or you can see them at the “Our Team” link to the left of this screen.
Your new Execs will get straight to work with a committee meeting next week, so you’ll hear plenty from us over the coming weeks.

There’ll also be an invite coming out soon to a festive themed social event, via zoom of course, in December. As usual this will be a great opportunity to meet some of your SW Labour comrades and to take all our minds off covid-19 for a while with some festive fun and a mince pie or two (bring your own I’m afraid). I hope to see you there.

Andrew Sampson
Secretary – Saffron Walden CLP

Fish & Chips + Quiz 21 Feb

Join us on Friday 21 February in Stansted for fish & chips (contact for delicious veggie/vegan options!), plus tea/coffee & dessert. There will also be a quiz and a raffle (please donate prize(s) if poss). And we will collect donations (food or cash) for the Foodbank. All for £11 per person! For those that fancy a glass of wine or a beer, there will be a bar – please bring cash for donations. See Event below for full details (click on the link). We need cash payment in advance, thank you for your understanding. This promises to be a fun event! Bring family & friends. And welcome to new members, please attend – this friendly event is a good way to get to know others! Look forward to seeing you all there!

Fish & Chips + Quiz 21 Feb
Where: Stansted Day Centre, Chapel Hill, Stansted, UK
When: Friday 21st February at 7:30pm
Yes, I’m coming