The National Council leads and manages organisational and financial issues between national conferences. It meets at least four times a year and is made up of:

  • Four nationally elected principal speakers
  • Six nationally elected office holders
  • Fifteen nationally elected council members
  • Forty regional representatives, assigned proportionally
  • One representative from each of the caucuses

Minutes of National Council meetings can be found here.
Minutes of the Executive Committee, which is elected from the National Council, can be found here.

National Council members 2017

National Secretary: Felicity Dowling

Principal Speakers: Joseph Healy, Nick Jones and Sharon McCourt

Media Officer: Kate Hudson

Trade Union Officer: Stephen Hall

Membership and Communication officer: Andrew Burgin

Nationally elected members

Ann Bennett, Len Arthur, Barbara Segal, Julie Morrow, Neil Faulkner, Alison Treacher, Richard Farnos, Pete McLaren, Bianca Todd, Bob Williams Findlay and Steve Freeman

Regional and national places


Doug Thorpe, Ruth Steigman and Phil Hearse

North West Region

Martin Ralph

South East region

Ed Huxley, Pip Tindall, John Fitzgerald

West Midlands region

Darren McCourt

Yorkshire and Humberside region

Marc Renwick


Peter Jones, Pam Stevens


(Following a by-election in summer 2017, Vera Arthur, Francis Fish and Jim Hollinshead were elected to join Steve Ogden on the Disputes Committee)

Vera Arthur, Francis Fish, Jim Hollinshead and Steve Ogden

If you wish to contact the Disputes Committee, please email

Constitutional Commission

Kate Hudson, Ed Huxley, Bob Whitehead

National Council and committee members are elected annually by all-member ballot. For more information email

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20 January 2018
Conference: Turkey under the state of emergency

10am to 4pm at NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

Solidarity with the People of Turkey

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26/27 February 2018
Mobilise against Trump’s visit

Trump is expected to visit Britain at this time. Protests to be announced.

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