The 18th saw the 4th ever NEC physical meeting in Sheffield which was a fantastic opportunity for our new NEC to all meet in the same place for the first time and discuss the plans for the coming year.
As you are aware, the immediate focus is on the EU elections coming up in May. Jason Winstanley, our Nominations Officer, recently sent out a final call for potential candidates#1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1; as stated in that email and blog post, you have until the 11th of February to put yourself forward if you want a chance to join our existing pool of candidates.
At the beginning of this meeting, the NEC also voted to adopt a new organisational structure#2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 - however this chart is supposed to be descriptive of the party as it exists, rather than imposing new structure. Hopefully, by sharing this document we can give some clarity to you, our members, about who to get hold of and who is responsible for a given area.
We also agreed upon our aims and priorities for the upcoming year, with a focus on the national, local and issue-based campaigns we wish to run, as well as plans to increase our outward (and inward) facing information such as Election Reviews, Press Output and the next stage of our Policy platform, Policy Beta.