If things get back to normal by July we will have an Annual General Meeting at which we need to elect constituency executive committee officers. Those officers are not important in and of themselves but only is as much as they can organises the constituency so that members have an opportunity to have a say in the direction of the party and campaign on behalf of the party. There are the many mundane tasks like organising meetings and campaigns, keeping members’ informed and so on. It does get more exciting at election time!

If not back to normal by July we shall have to continue with the current executive committee office holders until such time as we can arrange an Annual General meeting. Descriptions of the executive committee roles are on our website — https://www.broadlandlabour.org.uk/the-executive-committee-team/2020/01/19/clp-roles/

I stood as secretary three years ago. As an interested and moderately active member I attended the AGM. The existing secretary did not stand for election. I offered to take on the role because no one else would do so at the time and without a secretary the constituency would not function.  I have form on that. As far back the late 70s I became secretary of my union branch as no one else would do it! There followed a 40+ year involvement in my union at national as well as local level. But I am not that young anymore!

It has been a turbulent and exciting three years but I am not going to stand for election as secretary at the next AGM.  If the constituency is to continue someone needs to step forward and take on the responsibilities of secretary. Over the next few months, until the AGM I am happy to talk to and help anyone who is interested in taking on the role. So, soon I will be saying thank you for all the fish, I have enjoyed taking part and trying to contribute. It is now time for someone else.

In solidarity

CLP Secretary

Philip Williams, CLP Secretary
Philip Williams, CLP Secretary
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