Welsh Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday 20th April 2017 (joint report with Chris Newman)

This special meeting was called within hours of Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election on 8 June and was intended primarily to agree procedures for the party’s selection of candidates. The NEC, meeting the day before, had agreed the broad principles governing candidate selection and a detailed procedure for England but Wales and … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday 20th April 2017 (joint report with Chris Newman)”

Welsh Executive Committee Meeting 25th February 2017 (Joint Report with Chris Newman)

This was a special meeting to consider the business of Welsh Labour conference, due to take place in Llandudno at the end of March. The first item of business was the Welsh Labour Rules Review – i.e. the rule changes that the WEC itself will put before conference, many of which aim to incorporate in … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee Meeting 25th February 2017 (Joint Report with Chris Newman)”

Welsh Executive Committee Meeting 4 February 2017 (Joint report with Chris Newman)

In opening the meeting, the Chair initiated a vote of thanks to both Dave Hagendyk, who had announced that he would be stepping down as Welsh Labour general secretary, in order to take up another position, and Jo Stevens, who had resigned as Shadow Welsh Secretary in order to vote against the whip on Article … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee Meeting 4 February 2017 (Joint report with Chris Newman)”

Welsh Executive Committee Report 5th November 2016

This was the first meeting since the end of the leadership election and the party conference in Liverpool. With Welsh conference and the local elections on the horizon, there was a very full agenda, as a result of which the last couple of items were dealt with somewhat hurriedly. Chris Newman was away at a … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee Report 5th November 2016”

Welsh Executive Committee Meeting, 3 September 2016 (Joint Report with Chris Newman)

In opening the meeting, the Chair, Donna Hutton, congratulated Darren on this election to the NEC and welcomed Mary Williams, who had taken up the Unite seat vacated by Hannah Blythyn when she was elected to the Assembly as AM for Delyn. Report of Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Carwyn Jones AM began by … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee Meeting, 3 September 2016 (Joint Report with Chris Newman)”

Welsh Executive Committee report, 9 July 2016 (Joint Report with Chris Newman)

There was only one substantive item on the agenda for this meeting: ‘Implications of the European referendum result’. Just over a fortnight after the vote, it had seemed the best use of the meeting time to give detailed consideration to the implications of the decision. Undoubtedly, the ‘Leave’ vote was – and is – a … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee report, 9 July 2016 (Joint Report with Chris Newman)”

Welsh Executive Committee Report, 14 May 2016

This was the first full meeting of the Welsh Executive Committee (WEC) elected at the end of last year, which took office at Welsh Labour conference in February (there was a very brief meeting at the conference, to elect a chair and vice-chair and fill some other posts). Election report The main item of business … Continue reading “Welsh Executive Committee Report, 14 May 2016”