I, too, am moving on

Ed Geraghty's picture

As I quietly announced on Twitter on Sunday morning - I, too, am moving on.

I have been quietly working in the background of the party for somewhere around 6 years, and in that time I have done and been involved with a lot of things.  Hopefully I've left them in better shape than I found them.

It's time for some new blood, and some new ways of thinking.

My reasons for passing this on are many and varied, but suffice it to say, I believe I have made the correct decision.  I have just embarked upon a Master's degree, I'm on the final stretch of a notice period at work and I need to step back and work out what I do over the next few years.

It has been one hell of a ride.  I have worked with some fantastic people, and made some close friends.  I have spoken with hundreds of people at events, on the doorstep, by email and face-to-face.  This has been seriously, honestly, life changing for me; I hope I've done my bit.  I feel we can be proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time.

Whilst a few of us stepping back has undoubtedly caused some ripples, I completely believe that this is the right decision at completely the right time.  I hope the party builds upon the solid foundations which have been laid, and use this upcoming period to regroup, strengthen and really lay out the direction it will take over the coming years.

I wish the party and all of its members all the very best in the future.

PPUK leaves PPI

Editor's picture

After a good three years of working with PPI to try to resolve some of the issues both we and other members have had with that body, we've run into a bit of a wall. In short, reform of PPI has been slow to the point of non-existent. The problems we identified over the years remain far from solved and in some cases have become worse. This led to the board making it clear that they see PPI as an organisation that is at odds with our own party's principles. The NEC in turn discussed the current situation and the board's statement, and acted in the only appropriate way possible. They have withdrawn PPUK from PPI.