Now that the Party has a new campaigns officer (welcome Will!), Andy Halsall is no longer a member of the NEC. As he said in his resignation letter, he'll now be focusing mainly on the party in Sheffield, and hopefully standing as a candidate in his local area.
On behalf of the Board, it is my pleasure to publish our thanks to Andy for all the hard work he's put in over the years
The Board would like to say a massive thank you to Andy for his services to the Party in the role of Campaigns Manager over the last three years.
He has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, performing many tasks that were outside his campaigns brief including, but not limited to, the migration to our new web platform, international coordination, managing the policy crowdsourcing effort, and helping to make sure his colleagues on the NEC survived a legal challenge from the recording industry.
His frankly heroic efforts have not gone unnoticed, and without them the Party would not have been able to put up the strong electoral fights it has over the years. We are sure he will be an even greater asset to the party in his new role as a local candidate, activist, and hopefully elected representative. We wish him the very best of luck for the future!
I would also like to personally thank Andy for everything he's done for the party. I have been his deputy for most of his time on the NEC and it's been a pleasure working with him. His dedication to the party has been exemplary. I also consider him a close friend and hope that continues for many more years to come.
I am very much looking forward to the Manchester vs Sheffield battle within the party. Bring it, Andy!