Vice Chair membership
Philip was elected as CLP Secretary at the Annual General Meeting in July 2017, again in July 2018, and again in July 2019. He stepped down at the November 2020 AGM and was elected to the post of Vice Chair membership at that same meeting. He was relected as Vice Chair membership at teh July 2021 AGM.
Philip joined the labour party originally in 1980 but resigned during the Blair years rejoining again after Jeremy Corbyn was elected the first time.
Throughout the 80’s Philip was active in his Trade Union (SPOE/STE/Connect now Prospect/BECTU) and spent 10 years as an elected member of the National Executive. Through the 90’s Philip developed his career becoming a general manager of a large corporate up until leaving the company with early retirement in 2004.
Since then Philip has done a number of things as a self employed business consultant as well much voluntary work with the unemployed, mentoring young engineers and being active in his Union branch as the Chair of the Prospect CMD sector Greater London Central General branch for the last 15 years. His full CV is available on his website PWConsultants.co.uk
Philip Writes: I believe that the most important thing facing the party is to win elections so that we can replace this corrupt Tory government (at all levels) with a caring socialist government that will work for the many not the few. To do that we need to mobilise the members, new and old, to increase participation in both the CLP meetings and our campaigning activities, which need to increase. As the last party leader said “we have a mountain to climb” and we know there are very powerful forces against us. If we are to see a Labour party in government each and every one of us needs to be doing all they can to achieve that, campaigning, arguing for the party’s policies amongst our friends families and everywhere else that we can.