These are the results of Left Unity’s internal elections, as announced at the conference on 29 March.
National Secretary Kate Hudson
Principal Speakers Felicity Dowling, Pete Green, Salman Shaheen, Bianca Todd
Nominating Officer / Elections Coordinator Chris Hurley
Membership & Communications Officer Terry Conway
Treasurer Andrew Burgin
Media Officer Tom Walker
Trade Union Officer Tim Nelson, Oliver New (job-share)
National Council – directly-elected section (15 seats)
Kerry Abel, Toby Abse, Matthew Caygill, Gioia Coppola, Merry Cross, Liz Davies, Jon Duveen, Stephen Hall, Guy Harper, Yassamine Mather, Sharon McCourt, Pete McLaren, Joana Ramiro, Barbara Segal, and Pip Tindall.
National Council – English regional, Scottish & Welsh representatives (40 seats in total, divided in proportion to the membership)
Where there are unfilled seats, nominations will be re-opened.
Eastern (2 seats) Drew Milne.
East Midlands (2 seats) Rob Marsden and Liz Silver.
London (10 seats) Rachel Archer, Simon Hardy, Fred Leplat, Kathy Lowe, Terry Stewart, Dave Stockton, and Doug Thorpe.
North East (2 seats) No candidates.
North West (5 seats) Laura Cockett.
Scotland (2 seats) No candidates.
South East (6 seats) Anna Bluston, Colin Piper, Ben Lucas, and Mark Findlay.
South West (3 seats) No candidates.
Wales (2 seats) Kat Burdon-Manley and Andy Hewett.
West Midlands (3 seats) Darren McCourt.
Yorkshire & Humber (3 seats) Melanie Griffiths and Geoff Halliday.
The Disputes committee election is being re-run.
The election was conducted by single transferable vote (STV). Click here for the full breakdown of the vote count.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Wed 22 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Manchester
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum, Waltraud Fritz and Stephen Hall. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30 – 9pm at Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FM.
Thurs 23 March, 18.30
Meet the European Left Party in Leeds
Presented by Left Unity with speakers Heinz Bierbaum and Waltraud Fritz. An opportunity to build a radical left movement across Europe.
6.30-9pm at The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, LS10 1JQ
Sat 1 April, 11.00
Leeds March for the NHS
Marching to oppose cuts and to reject the STP’s, calling for an yearly 4% increase in funding, to end privatisation and ensure that good quality free health care is provided for all.
Stop Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain
Oppose Trump’s visit. He is a racist and a misogynist and a supporter of torture and a preacher of hate. Event by Public Reading Rooms.
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