Saturday, June 16, 2012
Wanted - A Fresh Lot Of Labour MPs.
At today's meeting of the National Policy Forum in Birmingham, Ed Milband said
"We need a politics where politicians look like the constituents they represent. That’s why we should not rest until 50 per cent of our MPs are women. That’s why we should not rest until ethnic minorities are properly represented in Parliament and in our party. And we should not rest until we deal with one of the most glaring omissions: the skewing of our politics away from working class representation. And I have asked Jon Trickett from our Shadow Cabinet to lead our work on this issue."
Jon Trickett (above photo) addressed our Discussion Meeting at Dronfield on 8th January. What ideas would you like Jon to recommend to Ed? What about (a) a bigger role in the nominating and selection procedures for both the rank and file and affiliated Trade Unions, (b) as Labour still has a residual working class base, limiting future nominations for the post of parliamentary candidate to those already living in a constituency and (c) making the Labour Party a body which working class people wish to join?