Thank you to everyone who attended Labour for Independence Forward Planning meeting in Glasgow yesterday. We had delegates from throughout Scotland, the Highlands to Dumfries and Galloway.
Throughout the meeting all views were heard and several options were presented to the floor. Below are the approved decisions made unanimously within the meeting.
Labour for Independence will continue as a campaign and educational organisation. We will be a home for people who seek to discuss and see a return to real Labour values within the political system. Membership of other political parties are not a barrier to inclusion.
As a campaign group we will still support the pursuit of Scottish Independence and will also support our core values such as removal of nuclear weapons, and fighting against austerity. As a place for education we will hold meetings nationally every 3 months which we will engage in political discussion and processes.
The group will welcome people from any political parties and none, who share similar values to ourselves. We will rename the group at our first meeting in January 2015.
The Executive Committee of Labour for Independence will be disbanded, in it’s place will be a 4 person steering committee which will have gender balance. The appointments will be rotated annually. You will not have to be a member of the Labour Party to be in this committee. The first people elected to the committee will be decided in January 2015
Our Facebook page and Twitter will remain, However our Facebook account may need to be changed depending on name changes. We will also maintain our website which again may require a change of name. None of this will change before January and we will keep everyone fully aware of any changes occurring.
Please continue to visit our social media in order to be kept aware of any upcoming developments.
Thank you for your continued support.