Factionalism is a luxury we cannot afford. Unity is essential if we are to win elections. I will work alongside colleagues, whatever shade of red they are.
I am a train driver, Chair of NE Bedfordshire CLP, an ASLEF union Health and Safety Rep and was a candidate in the 2017 and 2019 General Elections.
My seven priorities for the NEC:
1 – Promote policies based on empathy and compassion
I will promote policies that tackle the injustices faced by the most vulnerable and marginalised in our communities.
2 – Hold our leadership to account
Challenging as a critical friend, not a hostile opponent – and always standing up for CLPs.
3 – Promote diverse representation on the NEC
Increase quotas on the NEC for BAME/LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.
(You can read more about my views on healing the scars of our colonial past here: https://julianvaughan.blog/2020/06/08/healing-the-scars-of-our-colonial-past/ and my views re Labour policy on accessible transport here: https://julianvaughan.blog/2018/10/01/labour-must-be-bolder-on-equal-access/)
4 – A fairer voting system
I will support proportional representation, at party local and national level.
5 – Place action on climate change at the heart of everything we do
I will back policies that find the quickest path to net zero carbon emissions.
(You can read my views on the looming climate disaster here: https://julianvaughan.blog/2019/07/13/fixing-the-climate-emergency-the-end-of-the-global-economy/)
6 – Increase financial support for CLPs
Enabling CLPs to be community hubs, by providing the resources and facilities to do so effectively.
7 – Improve support for all local and national candidates
Early selection of candidates, backed by a mentoring system and campaign training.
(You can read about my own experience as a first time General Election candidate here: https://julianvaughan.blog/2018/04/11/candidate/ )
You can watch a short video on my values and priorities below and do get in touch via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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10th October 2020