Nominate Mohammed Azam for Labour’s NEC
Labour Briefing Co-op, the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy, Labour CND and Kashmiris for Labour are supporting the candidature of Mohammed Azam for the Labour Party National Executive Committee (NEC).
Mohammed Azam has previously served on the NEC. He is determined that Labour puts up a serious opposition to the Tory government’s attacks on living standards and that the party systematically builds up the support necessary for Labour to win and form a government at the next general election. He will stand up for the rights of party members.
Nominations from CLPs close on 15th February. Voting by OMOV ballot will take place from 21st February and will run alongside the Labour leadership election. Please get your CLP to nominate Mohammed Azam.
Statement from Mohammed Azam
If re-elected to the NEC, I believe I can make a serious contribution to helping ensure Labour pursues the necessary progressive political agenda to win the next general election.
I will be on the side of our members and I support greater internal party democracy.
My political grounding is in grassroots activism and I have a longstanding history of championing social justice and political causes with conviction.
I have been at the forefront of a number of serious struggles: be it for better terms and conditions for my members as a union Convenor; or working to stop the deportation of my father due to racist Immigration laws; or leading the campaign to stop the rise of the far right as the co-ordinator of the ‘Unite to stop the BNP’ campaign. I have always been with the oppressed rather than the oppressor.
Having lost the 2019 election we must ensure that the party is fit for purpose for the future and that it follows on from the wonderful work done under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
I have previously served on the NEC, National Policy Forum, and as a Labour Councillor in Oldham at the difficult times of the riots and the rise of the BNP. My Labour Party roles have been wide and varied.
Party membership number: A602666
CLP: Oldham West & Royton