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
  • One representative from each recognised branch
  • One representative from each of the caucuses

National Council members 2021/22

National Secretary: Doug Thorpe

Principal Speakers: Sharon McCourt, Nick Jones and Felicity Dowling

Campaigns Officer: Andrew Burgin and Len Arthur (job share)

Membership and Communications Officer: Andrew Burgin and Marianne Cramp-Jukes (job share)

Treasurer: Kate Hudson

Nominating Officer: Kate Hudson

International Officer: Andrew Burgin

Nationally elected members:

David Landau, Pete McLaren, Bob Williams Findlay, Bob Whitehead and Sandra Daniels (job share), Pamela Stevens, Ann Bennett, Jim Hollinshead, Harry Rogers, Craig Lewis, Steve Ryan, Joseph Healy, Bianca Todd and Suzanne Gannon


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

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Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Sat 1 May
Kill The Bill – National Day of Action

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Thurs 13 May, 18.30
Left Unity Open Discussion about the Results of the May 2021 Elections

What do these mean for Scottish Independence, Wales, Local Government, the Labour Party & the Left?

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Sat 26 June, 12.00 noon
People’s Assembly – National Demonstration

After Covid, Demand a New Normal.
Assemble Portland Place. March to Parliament Square.

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