The work of the NEC
The National Executive Committee is the governing body and the administrative authority of the Labour Party that oversees the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It carries out this role by setting strategic objectives on an annual basis and meeting regularly to review the work of the party in these areas.
All members of the NEC are members of the National Policy Forum. This body oversees the development of party policy through a rolling programme of policy development. Throughout the year, NEC members participate with shadow government ministers in Labour Party policy commissions that prepare reports on different areas of policy which are then presented to and consulted on with the party membership before going to annual conference.
This forms the basis of Labour’s general election manifesto. The NEC is also responsible for upholding the rules of the party and propriety of Labour selection processes.
Who’s on the NEC?
The NEC is structured so as to represent all key stakeholders in the party.
|Leader of the Labour Party||Jeremy Corbyn MP|
|Deputy Leader of the Labour Party||Tom Watson MP|
|Opposition Front Bench||Jon Trickett MP|
|Opposition Front Bench||Rebecca Long-Bailey MP|
|Opposition Front Bench||Kate Osamor MP|
|Shadow Scottish Frontbench||Kezia Dugdale MSP|
|Welsh Government Frontbench||Alun Davies AM|
|EPLP Leader||Glenis Willmott MEP|
|Young Labour||Jasmin Beckett|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Keith Birch|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Jim Kennedy|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Andi Fox|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Pauline McCarthy|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Paddy Lillis|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Wendy Nichols|
|Div. I -Trade Unions||Andy Kerr|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Martin Mayer|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Mary Turner|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Jennie Formby|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Cath Speight|
|Div. I - Trade Unions||Jamie Bramwell|
|Div. II - Socialist Societies||James Asser|
|Div. II - BAME Labour||Keith Vaz MP|
|Div. III - CLPs||Ann Black|
|Div. III - CLPs||Rhea Wolfson|
|Div. III - CLPs||Claudia Webbe|
|Div. III - CLPs||Darren Williams|
|Div. III - CLPs||Pete Willsman|
|Div. III - CLPs||Christine Shawcroft|
|Div. IV - Labour Councillors||Nick Forbes|
|Div. IV - Labour Councillors||Alice Perry|
|Div. V - PLP/EPLP||George Howarth MP|
|Div. V - PLP/EPLP||Margaret Beckett MP|
|Div. V - PLP/EPLP||Shabana Mahmood MP|
See here for information on the committees of the NEC.