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The democratic involvement of members at heart of conference

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The conference saw a series of votes on the party’s policies in the coming months.
Issue 2234

The conference saw a series of votes on the party’s policies in the coming months.

A commission was voted on after each session, setting out the key points of the debate and discussion.

Delegates also voted in favour of a motion calling for members involved in the Right to Work campaign to meet together regularly to discuss tactics.

There were two motions on the subject of climate change, which were both passed.

One called for the party to continue to make the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group and the One Million Climate Jobs pamphlet central to its work on this issue.

The other saw the amending of the “Where We Stand” statement to include reference to environmental destruction.

Conference did not support a motion calling for a yes vote in the referendum on introducing the alternative vote system for elections in Britain.

There will now be further discussion in the party about what position to take in the referendum.

lDelegates elected the leading bodies of the SWP—the central committee that runs the party and the 50-strong national committee.

The national committee meets regularly to help shape the party’s strategy.

The members elected to the central committee were Chris Bambery, Weyman Bennett, Michael Bradley, Alex Callinicos, Joseph Choonara, Hannah Dee, Charlie Kimber, Amy Leather, Dan Meyer, Judith Orr and Martin Smith.

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