It's very likely party members have seen press reports following yesterday's NEC meeting about the suspension of party activity. Formal confirmation has now been received that there are to be no CLP or branch meetings. There will therefore be no East branch meeting as planned for next Monday July 18th.
At present there is little more that can be formally confirmed, but this may have effects on the arrangements for branch and CLP meetings in the run up to conference. Currently our next branch meetings are scheduled for Monday September 5th, and GC/all member meeting on Thursday September 8th, in order to meet the deadline for Conference Contemporary Motions. More will, it is hoped, become clear tomorrow evening when the details of the leadership election timetable are expected to be published. Clarification is needed on how long the suspension of meetings will apply, but regrettably all that can be said at present is relevant information will be posted here as soon as it is received. Alerts will also be posted on the CLP facebook group (search for 'Walthamstow Labour Party') and twitter (@LabourStowSec), to help keep information up to date. Queries can be emailed, but with the latest rise in CLP membership [now standing at 2568] not all can be answered individually.
- Footnote (1): don't forget if you nevertheless hunger for political discussion you can just about still get tickets for the WF Co-op party fundraising event on Thursday 21st July. It's a luxury buffet with special guests Ed Miliband and Polly Toynbee, at St Patrick Parish Hall on Blackhorse Road. Tickets are £25, or £20 for concessions and parties of 5. Book direct on Billetto here, or email or call 07957 228019. Full details here.
- Footnote (2): Walthamstow CLP member Bex Bailey is standing for election to the NEC. Ballot papers will arrive soon. You can read and download her letter to CLP members here.