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The work of the NEC
The National Executive Committee is the governing body of the Labour Party that oversees the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It carries out this role by setting strategic objectives on an annual basis and meeting regularly to review the work of the party in these areas.
All members of the NEC are members of the National Policy Forum. This body oversees the development of party policy through a rolling programme of policy development. Throughout the year, NEC members participate with government ministers in Labour Party policy commissions that prepare reports on different areas of policy which are then presented to and consulted on with the party membership before going to annual conference.
This forms the basis of Labour’s general election manifesto. The NEC is also responsible for upholding the rules of the party and propriety of Labour selection processes.
Who’s on the NEC?
The NEC is structured so as to represent all key stakeholders in the party. As at September 2011 its membership is:
|Opposition Front Bench
|Opposition Front Bench||Angela Eagle (Vice Chair)
|Opposition Front Bench||Tom Watson|
|EPLP Leader||Glenis Willmott MEP|
|Young Labour||Callum Munro|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Keith Birch|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Jim Kennedy|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Harriet Yeo (Chair)
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Paddy Lillis|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Wendy Nichols
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Andy Kerr
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Martin Mayer
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Mary Turner|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Jennie Formby
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Andy Worth|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Susan Lewis
|Div. II - Socialist Societies||Conor McGinn
|Div. II - Socialist Societies
||Keith Vaz MP|
|Div. III - CLPs||Ken Livingstone
|Div. III - CLPs||Johanna Baxter|
|Div. III - CLPs||Ann Black|
|Div. III - CLPs||Ellie Reeves
|Div. III - CLPs||Christine Shawcroft|
|Div. III - CLPs||Peter Wheeler
|Div. IV - Labour Councillors||Dave Sparks|
|Div. IV - Labour Councillors||Ann Lucas
|Div. V - PLP/EPLP||Margaret Beckett|
|Div. V - PLP/EPLP||Dennis Skinner|
|Div. V - PLP/EPLP||Steve Rotherham MP
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