Party finalises internal restructure to ensure Labour is “one party…capable of winning the election in 2015″
Today the Labour Party has confirmed the restructure of staffing at Labour HQ. This follows the initial restructuring of the party to create an Executive Board back in March, and follows a number of voluntary redundancies in recent weeks. Crucially though, the party seem hopeful that there will be no further compulsory redundancies as a result of the new restructure.
“The basic aim of this whole restructuring process is to get established in fact and in organisation that we are one party – leader’s office, parliamentary party and one Brewer’s Green – capable of winning the election in 2015″
Uniting the party under one structure is key to these plans – and is a significant undertaking which has often been ignored in the media comment around internal party changes. The relationship between different sections of the party – particularly the leader’s office and Labour HQ – has not always been an easy one (to say the least), but by pulling key sections of the party which have often been split – such as policy and rebuttal and communications – together under one unified structure, these relationships seem to have improved. Morale amongst party staff certainly seems to have picked up in recent months, despite voluntary redundancies.
This has been complex process (with a complete restructure of the party and an office move) but the party seems to be heading towards a model that the leadership are confident can deliver a successful election campaign. The next challenge of course, is to deliver just that, and in a way that involves members in a genuine, effective and democratic way.