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Welsh Labour Grassroots Gwreiddiau Llafur Cymru Campaigning for democracy and socialist policies National Policy Forum election 2007 (Welsh CLPs) Vote for NICK DAVIES, FRAN GRIFFITHS & DARREN WILLIAMS We are standing for the section representing Welsh constituency parties on the National Policy Forum, the Labour party’s principal policy-making body, which will be elected for the next two years by Welsh CLP delegates at conference. We are all experienced Labour activists of many years’ standing, who have held office at all levels of the party. We are supporters of Welsh Labour Grassroots, the centre-left activists’ network within the Wales Labour party. NICK DAVIES FRAN DARREN (Swansea GRIFFITHS WILLIAMS West) has (Swansea (Cardiff been active in a West) has West) has number of been a been a CLPs since Labour Labour joining the party Party Labour party in member for member for 1981. He is over 20 years and is a former 18 years. He is chair of currently secretary of Uplands Swansea City councillor. A past Riverside branch and a member branch and a member of chair of Swansea West CLP, of Cardiff West GMC. He has Swansea West constituency she has represented her been a constituency delegate to GMC and Executive Committee. constituency at Welsh and several Welsh and British He has represented Swansea British Labour conferences and Labour conferences and was a West at several Welsh Labour was a member of the Welsh member of the Welsh Labour conferences. He is a member of Labour Executive from 2004 to Executive Committee from 1997 Unite. 2006. She works for Unison and to 1998. He works for PCS and is a Unite member. is a GMB member. Now that Labour has had a change of leadership, we feel that the party should be critically reviewing the policy agenda of the last ten years – much of which has caused deep concern to our members, supporters and long-term voters. In particular, we need to recognise the damage done by the the disastrous war in Iraq, the privatisation of many of our public services – especially within the NHS – and the growing gap between rich and poor. We strongly support the very different approach taken by Welsh Labour in the National Assembly, with its emphasis on collaboration, rather than competition, in the provision of public services and its focus on tackling poverty and inequality. We are also concerned about the growing ‘democratic deficit’ in the party – as exemplified by the leadership’s refusal to act on repeated conference votes in defence of council housing. If elected, we would work for greater accountability and transparency within the party and would seek to set an example by giving a detailed report-back on every Forum meeting we attended, including details of how we voted on each issue. Please give us your support. WELSH LABOUR GRASSROOTS is a rank-and-file activists’ network that works for the democratic renewal of our party and the development of a socialist policy agenda for the twenty-first century. For more information, please contact us c/o 2 Wellington Mews, Wellington Street, Cardiff CF11 9BE. Tel: 029 20 221943. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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