Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Newham Labour Group Questionnaire on Council Governance Model (deadline 2.10.20)


Dear John (4000 Labour members in Newham would have received this email on 26 September)

 Newham Labour Group’s Working Party are conducting a survey on the Democracy and Civic Participation Commission’s Report and the future of democracy in Newham. Please do look at the information in the leaflet provided here.

 This is a survey being conducted by the Newham Council Labour Group’s Working Group, who are considering what alternative governance model should appear on the ballot during the planned referendum that is a Newham Labour manifesto pledge. The decision on the alternative governance model will be taken at a meeting of Newham Labour Group that will be held by 15th October 2020 and we would like your views to feed into the process.

 The manifesto pledge made in 2018, was to hold a referendum on the future of the current Directly Elected Mayoral model with a clear alternative so that Newham voters can decide which governance model is best for Newham Council. The date put forward by Newham Labour Group will be set following further conversation with the National Labour Party and subject to the Coronavirus Laws. 

 Your views will feed into the Working Group’s report to the Newham Council Labour Group.

Thank you for taking the time to fill this survey out. The results from this survey will form part of the report to the Newham Council Labour Group. Your data or responses will not be used individually at any point. All responses and data collected from this survey will be handled and processed by Newham Labour Group Organiser, Hasib Baber, in the strictest of confidence and your name will not appear in any report. The survey will need to be completed by the 2nd October 2020 to allow for compilation and analysis. The use of Labour Membership number is to make sure only Labour members complete the survey, the responses will be anonymised and in no way be linked to you should you choose not give your name. Any surveys completed without providing a valid membership number will not be counted. 

You can complete the survey at the following link. As mentioned, for issues of security, you will need your Labour Party membership number in order to fill in and submit the survey for a valid vote.

 Your Labour Party membership number is printed on your membership card and on postal correspondence from the Labour Party. You can also access it by logging on to to view a digital copy of your membership card.

 Kind regards,

 Hasib Baber

 Newham Labour Group Campaigns Organiser

Working Group Local Governance Information Leaflet (1).pdf


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