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PPUK leaves PPI

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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 They have withdrawn PPUK from PPI.

 

I'm looking for a promotion...

Hello all,

Way back when, in 2011 I said I wanted to help get the party working, especially with regard to elections, fix some of the issues we'd identified coming out of the 2010 General election, work on policy and do a few other bits and pieces before hopefully standing as a candidate. Well, I think that time has come. So, I've tendered my resignation as campaigns officer and will now be doing more with the Party in Sheffield. 

To be clear, I will remain in post until the election is run and will be able to offer both a handover and ongoing support where it is needed. 

That will mean I'll have less time for the national, I won't be spending anything like as much time in Manchester, but I will  follow my own advice and start on the local. As well as putting the time I need to into my family and work, my energy and time will be focused on Sheffield.

What I'd really like to do what I wanted to do some time ago. Stand as a candidate, if the party in Sheffield will have me.

I'm actually really pleased that I can do this, the party is on a solid footing.

The office in Manchester underscores that. what we have achieved in terms of elections in the last two years makes it clear that we have changed significantly, we've stepped up. We aren't fighting fires, we are starting to light them.

Obviously the timing here is important, I obviously considered staying on until the next NEC elections, but I think I can do more in the General Election at the sharp end than I can do in support. I also happen to know that there are a few people who are interested in taking over the running of campaigns now that the additional tasking has been split out to other people.  That means now is the ideal time to make this change, it gives me and any future campaigns officer enough time to get themselves in post and ready for the General Election. 

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