ISLINGTON LABOUR COUNCILLORS ELECTED TO LABOUR NATIONAL COMMITTEE
This week, two Islington Labour councillors have been elected to sit on the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
Cllr Alice Perry (St Peter’s ward) was re-elected to serve on the committee representing the interests of local Labour councillors from across the country.
Cllr Claudia Webbe (Bunhill ward & Executive Member for Environment & Transport) was elected for the first time to represent ordinary party members through the local constituency section of the NEC.
Having two Islington Labour councillors at Labour’s top-table will mean Islington has an influential voice on the committee and on how the Labour Party holds the Tory government to account as it develops campaigns and policies that make a difference for working people.
Cllr Alice Perry, said, “Local Labour councillors are at the heart of their communities and where Labour is in power in local government we show just what our party can do to change working people’s lives for the better. I’m delighted to be re-elected to make sure that councillors get the respect they deserve and to make sure that the Labour Party develops policies to tackle issues that affect people in Islington.”
Cllr Claudia Webbe, commented, “It’s a real honour to have been elected by ordinary Labour Party members from across the country to serve them on the NEC. My job will be to be the voice of local Labour parties across the country, and I look forward to taking up the challenge of making sure our party fights the Tory government that is doing so much damage to our communities.”
Cllr Webbe received 92,377 votes in the election open to all members. Cllr Perry topped the poll in the election open to Labour councillors from across the country.
Pictured – Cllr Alice Perry & Cllr Claudia Webbe