Our Plan for Change

Our Plan for Change is aimed at thoroughly democratising the Labour Party. It was discussed, amended and agreed upon at our founding conference on February 27.

1. Democratise the Labour Party!

We need a system of democratic, open selection of Labour’s representatives at all levels, including MPs. The Governance and Legal Unit should be scrapped and replaced with a democratically elected body. We will campaign for the democratisation and accountability of the NEC, including a review of the voting system, and a sovereign Labour Party conference. Conference should have the right to initiate a leadership contest and we will mobilise to vote against David Evans at the next LP conference. We call on branches and CLPs to vote for no confidence in Keir Starmer, who has waged an all-out war against the left.

2. For free speech!

The right to free speech is coming under increasing  attack in the world at large and can no longer be guaranteed. We will campaign for Labour Party members, branches and CLPs to have the right to discuss any issues they like, without the threat of censure or suspension. We urge branches and CLP to ignore instructions of issues being “not competent business” as unconstitutional. We campaign against the recommendations of the EHRC report, which demands that antisemitism cases are outsourced and which leads to a curtailing of free speech. We will campaign to overturn the party’s commitment to the so-called definition of antisemitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, which conflates anti-Zionism and criticism of Israel with antisemitism in a number of its examples. Instead, we need a culture of open and free debate on all matters. 

3. Stop the witch-hunt!

We will campaign for all cases of unwarranted suspension and expulsion since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader to be reviewed in an unbiased and democratic manner, with a view to possible reinstatement. We will campaign for the party’s complaints and disciplinary procedures to be radically overhauled so that they are transparent, carried out in accordance with the principles of natural justice as set out in common law. This process should be time-limited: charges not resolved within three months should be automatically dropped and an accused member should be given all the evidence submitted against them and be regarded as innocent until proven guilty. 

What we do with the Plan for Change

  • We use every opportunity to publicise and discuss the PLAN FOR CHANGE, including at  meetings held by the Party, our own events and all other suitable forums, including trade unions.
  • We will campaign for members who are still in the Labour Party to get their CLP to endorse the Plan and/or pass it as a motion. We will also produce model motions based on the PLAN FOR CHANGE.
  • We use every opportunity to publicise and discuss the PLAN FOR CHANGE, including at  meetings held by the Party, our own events and all other suitable forums, including trade unions.
  • We will campaign for members who are still in the Labour Party to get their CLP to endorse the Plan and/or pass it as a motion. We will also produce model motions based on the PLAN FOR CHANGE.
  • We will campaign at the next Labour Party conference and organise a fringe meeting.
  • We will hold (socially distanced if required) demos outside Labour HQ demanding they take on the PLAN FOR CHANGE.

The PLAN FOR CHANGE can form the basis for questions for hustings in internal, local government and other elections. Those candidates who sign up to it should be supported in particular.