Dear Labour Party Colleague,
I am standing for election to the Labour Party’s NEC.
I want to represent you and your CLP on the NEC. I believe that, as a Labour Party & trades union and Cooperative Party activist with 20 years experience of campaigning, public and private sector management skills, and professional political experience working for the Christian Socialist Movement & in the House of Lords, I am very capable of doing a great job of it.
The next few years will be crucially important for our party, and the NEC will be faced with many differing priorities.
As a party, we need to work together to raise the number of Labour councillors in all areas of the UK, not just our strongholds, as well our numbers in the three national parliaments. We will also be campaigning for the new Police commissioners and elected mayors in more of our major cities.
As well as councillors and Parliamentarians, I want to see the Labour Party working to create more active citizens, as school governors, community organisers, and especially, active party members.
I understand these challenges which is why, if elected, I would make campaigning, accountability and policy my main areas of focus. You can see more about these areas here.
But I can’t get elected on my own. As I’m standing as an independent, and not on a ‘slate’, I need your help to get elected. If you would like to see me on the NEC, please do the following things:
Firstly, at the next general committee or all-member meeting of your CLP, please recommend that they nominate me as a candidate for the NEC elections. CLPs can make 6 nominations up to 5pm on 30 March 2012.
Your CLP secretary will have details of how to nominate.
The nomination process only needs my name, Rob Carr, and membership number which is A991592.
Secondly, in June there will be a full ballot of all Labour Party members to vote for those candidates nominated. This is a one member, one vote election. Please vote ‘Rob Carr’ in that ballot, and urge your friends and colleagues in the Party to do the same.
Finally, please contact me to let me know that you are asking your CLP to nominate me and that you hope to support me. I can be contacted by visiting http://robcarr.org/contact-me/
To download a leaflet to share with your CLP and other Party members, click this link.