Elect Michael Payne
to Labour's NEC

Elect Michael Payne to Labour's NEC

15 years

Labour Party membership

9 years

Elected office in local government

15 years

Trade Union membership

2 years

Parliamentary Candidate

15 years

Labour Party membership

9 years

Elected office in local government

15 years

Trade Union membership

2 years

Parliamentary Candidate

My priorities


 

Unity

Giving all members from all traditions a voice in how we put Labour back on a winning path toward Government and Keir in Number 10.


Diversity

Campaigning for greater representation for women, BAME, disabled and LGBT+ members at all levels in our party.

 

Campaigning

For a radically transformative Labour Government and more Labour councillors in every corner of the country.


Accountability

I’ll stand up for the rights of members and workers, hold national officers to account, visit CLPs nationwide and report back after every NEC meeting.

My priorities



Diversity

Campaigning for greater representation for women, BAME, disabled and LGBT+ members at all levels in our party.


Unity

Giving all members from all traditions a voice in how we put Labour back on a winning path toward Government and Keir in Number 10.


Accountability

I’ll stand up for the rights of members and workers, hold national officers to account, visit CLPs nationwide and report back after every NEC meeting.

Campaigning

For a radically transformative Labour Government and more Labour councillors in every corner of the country.

My Story


I know the positive changes a Labour government can make, I was the first in my family to attend university, studying Law at Lancaster University.

I've served as a Labour Borough Councillor since 2011 and County Councillor since 2013 - winning both seats from the Conservatives. Working with a fantastic team, I played an integral role in helping Labour secure an unprecedented three term Labour majority administration on Gedling Borough Council - never done before since the council’s creation in 1974.

In 2014, I was Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Newark CLP in Nottinghamshire, receiving the backing of the FBU, GMB, Unison & USDAW. I know how to take the fight to the Tories, contesting the 2014 Newark parliamentary by-election, substantially increasing Labour's vote share between 2014 and the 2015 General Election and taking Labour from third to second place.

Since 2017, I've served as Labour’s Deputy Leader of Labour in local government in England & Wales - representing all Labour councils, groups and over 6,000 councillors nationally. I travel the length of the UK helping Labour to win in local government.

I'm a lifelong campaigner for social equality. As one of the UK's first openly gay Deputy Council Leaders, I've campaigned relentlessly for more representation of BAME, LGBT, disabled and women members at all levels of our party and public offices. In 2018, I worked with LGBT+ Labour to establish LGBT+ Labour Councillors Network, and I'm serving as the inaugural chair.

Contact me

How can the party better support our grassroots, activists & candidates? How do we stay radical, relevant and win the confidence of the public?

What can we do to get more women, BAME, disabled and LGBT+ candidates and tear down the structural inequalities that still exist in society?

Finally, how can I represent you best and feedback my work on your behalf? I want to hear from you - please get in touch.

**💙🌈 COUNCIL LAUNCHES #HonourOurHeroes CAMPAIGN TO CREATE PERMANENT TRIBUTE TO NHS, CARERS AND KEY WORKERS 🌈💙**

Gedling Borough Council is launching a new campaign to create a permanent tribute to our NHS, carers and key workers and wants residents to submit their ideas.

The council plans to create a permanent fixture, sculpture or installation in a prominent area of the borough that will be there to honour the sacrifices made in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The council is calling on residents to submit their ideas, concepts, drawings and illustrations, which will be used as part of the process to select an appropriate tribute. Inspiration and themes can be based on the symbols and icons of hope that have come about from the outbreak such as the rainbow symbol, the clapping for the NHS or the colours of the Union Flag, red, white and blue but ideas, suggestions and concepts for the permanent tribute don’t have to include these elements.

The council will allocate funding to kick start the project and will also be working with local groups, including local Rotary clubs, to look at ways to raise additional funds for the project, which could include a potential crowdfunding option once the plans have been finalised.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:

“Across the nation, we have witnessed the incredible and heroic selfless acts carried out by our NHS, Carers and Key workers in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. This has been the biggest test on our way of life since the Second World War and we think that the men and women fighting to save the lives of our friends, family and co-workers should be remembered. Therefore, we are launching this #HonourOurHeroes campaign to create a permanent tribute to our brave heroes.

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council Michael Payne said:

“We’re calling on residents to come forward with ideas that will help shape a long-lasting tribute to our NHS, carers and key workers that will be placed in a prominent part of the borough.

We want the permanent tribute to reflect the courage, bravery and sacrifice that has been made for all of us, as well as remembering every single person who has tragically lost their life to this terrible virus. What better way to do this than to work together with our borough residents to create a symbol of hope and reflection that will be an eternal reminder to us all of the extraordinary acts carried out by ordinary people in order to protect us and keep us safe during these difficult times.”

More information about the campaign can be found at www.gedling.gov.uk/heroes Residents can submit their ideas by emailing them to communications@gedling.gov.uk Residents can also tweet their suggestions using the hashtag #HonourOurHeroes and including the council’s Twitter handle, @GedlingBC. Paper copies can be sent in the post to:

Honour Our Heroes
Gedling Borough Council
Civic Centre
Arnot Hill Park
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 6LU
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**🏸🤿 GEDLING BOROUGH COUNCIL LEISURE CENTRES, GYMS AND POOLS TO RE-OPEN NEXT WEEK 🤿🏸**

Gedling Borough Council will reopen its leisure centres, including gyms, group exercise classes and some of its swimming pools from Saturday 25 July.

Carlton Forum, Redhill, Calverton and Arnold Leisure Centres will reopen from next week following the government’s announcement to relax the lockdown measures.

Leisure centres across the country closed in March as part of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The leisure centres have been deep cleaned during the closures and the leisure team has been working hard for a number of weeks to introduce new safety measures, including spreading out gym equipment to enable social distancing, introducing safety signage, a one way system and additional cleaning sessions. There will be cleaning stations in all areas with hand sanitisers and all equipment will be cleaned between sessions.

As well as the classes, gym sessions and public swim sessions restarting, the pools at Arnold and Carlton Forum Leisure Centres are timetabling children’s swimming lessons. Calverton’s pool will remain closed initially, as the changing rooms are being refurbished.

All classes, gym and pool sessions, including children’s swim lessons will now have to be pre-booked, to limit the number of people in the centres at any time and enable social distancing and to meet government test and trace requirements.

Gym, swim sessions and classes will be bookable through the leisure app or online from Saturday 18 July and by calling the relevant leisure centre from next Monday. Children's swimming lessons will be bookable by calling the relevant centre from 9am on 20th July. Customers will need to have a DNA gym membership or Gedling Leisure Card to book, which is free to order at www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;

“I am very happy to announce that we are re-opening our fantastic leisure facilities.

We know that our members have missed going to their gyms, classes and pools and will be eager to return to their local leisure centres. Our staff have missed seeing their regular clients too.

Our team have worked hard to get all of the centres ready to receive people again and while customers will find some things have changed, they can be re-assured that the centres are safe places to visit and work out.”

Find out more about the safety measures in place across the leisure centres and the children’s swimming lessons: www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure
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**❤️🇬🇧 REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS OF 7/7 🇬🇧❤️**

Today, 15 years on from the 7/7 bombings, we remember the 52 people who tragically lost their lives and the hundreds who were injured.

We also remember and pay tribute to the heroism of our emergency services and members of the public who bravely responded on that day. 🕊️
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**🎉💙HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS💙🎉**

Happy 72nd Birthday to our fantastic National Health Service. The heroes working in the NHS have been our first and last line of defence fighting against COVID-19, we simply would not have been able to tackle this indiscriminate virus without their compassion, care and collective efforts.

72 years on from its creation, Nye Bevan will be looking down, prouder than ever as its founding father.

He reminded us: 'Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune the cost of which should be shared by the community.'

It is our collective duty to continue Nye's work by fighting to protect our NHS and making sure its workers are paid properly for the crucial work they do.

#HappyBirthdayNHS #ThankYouNHS 💙💙💙
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Contact me

How can the party better support our grassroots, activists & candidates? How do we stay radical, relevant and win the confidence of the public?

What can we do to get more women, BAME, disabled and LGBT+ candidates and tear down the structural inequalities that still exist in society?

Finally, how can I represent you best and feedback my work on your behalf? I want to hear from you - please get in touch.

**💙🌈 COUNCIL LAUNCHES #HonourOurHeroes CAMPAIGN TO CREATE PERMANENT TRIBUTE TO NHS, CARERS AND KEY WORKERS 🌈💙**

Gedling Borough Council is launching a new campaign to create a permanent tribute to our NHS, carers and key workers and wants residents to submit their ideas.

The council plans to create a permanent fixture, sculpture or installation in a prominent area of the borough that will be there to honour the sacrifices made in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The council is calling on residents to submit their ideas, concepts, drawings and illustrations, which will be used as part of the process to select an appropriate tribute. Inspiration and themes can be based on the symbols and icons of hope that have come about from the outbreak such as the rainbow symbol, the clapping for the NHS or the colours of the Union Flag, red, white and blue but ideas, suggestions and concepts for the permanent tribute don’t have to include these elements.

The council will allocate funding to kick start the project and will also be working with local groups, including local Rotary clubs, to look at ways to raise additional funds for the project, which could include a potential crowdfunding option once the plans have been finalised.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:

“Across the nation, we have witnessed the incredible and heroic selfless acts carried out by our NHS, Carers and Key workers in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. This has been the biggest test on our way of life since the Second World War and we think that the men and women fighting to save the lives of our friends, family and co-workers should be remembered. Therefore, we are launching this #HonourOurHeroes campaign to create a permanent tribute to our brave heroes.

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council Michael Payne said:

“We’re calling on residents to come forward with ideas that will help shape a long-lasting tribute to our NHS, carers and key workers that will be placed in a prominent part of the borough.

We want the permanent tribute to reflect the courage, bravery and sacrifice that has been made for all of us, as well as remembering every single person who has tragically lost their life to this terrible virus. What better way to do this than to work together with our borough residents to create a symbol of hope and reflection that will be an eternal reminder to us all of the extraordinary acts carried out by ordinary people in order to protect us and keep us safe during these difficult times.”

More information about the campaign can be found at www.gedling.gov.uk/heroes Residents can submit their ideas by emailing them to communications@gedling.gov.uk Residents can also tweet their suggestions using the hashtag #HonourOurHeroes and including the council’s Twitter handle, @GedlingBC. Paper copies can be sent in the post to:

Honour Our Heroes
Gedling Borough Council
Civic Centre
Arnot Hill Park
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 6LU
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

**🏸🤿 GEDLING BOROUGH COUNCIL LEISURE CENTRES, GYMS AND POOLS TO RE-OPEN NEXT WEEK 🤿🏸**

Gedling Borough Council will reopen its leisure centres, including gyms, group exercise classes and some of its swimming pools from Saturday 25 July.

Carlton Forum, Redhill, Calverton and Arnold Leisure Centres will reopen from next week following the government’s announcement to relax the lockdown measures.

Leisure centres across the country closed in March as part of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The leisure centres have been deep cleaned during the closures and the leisure team has been working hard for a number of weeks to introduce new safety measures, including spreading out gym equipment to enable social distancing, introducing safety signage, a one way system and additional cleaning sessions. There will be cleaning stations in all areas with hand sanitisers and all equipment will be cleaned between sessions.

As well as the classes, gym sessions and public swim sessions restarting, the pools at Arnold and Carlton Forum Leisure Centres are timetabling children’s swimming lessons. Calverton’s pool will remain closed initially, as the changing rooms are being refurbished.

All classes, gym and pool sessions, including children’s swim lessons will now have to be pre-booked, to limit the number of people in the centres at any time and enable social distancing and to meet government test and trace requirements.

Gym, swim sessions and classes will be bookable through the leisure app or online from Saturday 18 July and by calling the relevant leisure centre from next Monday. Children's swimming lessons will be bookable by calling the relevant centre from 9am on 20th July. Customers will need to have a DNA gym membership or Gedling Leisure Card to book, which is free to order at www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;

“I am very happy to announce that we are re-opening our fantastic leisure facilities.

We know that our members have missed going to their gyms, classes and pools and will be eager to return to their local leisure centres. Our staff have missed seeing their regular clients too.

Our team have worked hard to get all of the centres ready to receive people again and while customers will find some things have changed, they can be re-assured that the centres are safe places to visit and work out.”

Find out more about the safety measures in place across the leisure centres and the children’s swimming lessons: www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

**❤️🇬🇧 REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS OF 7/7 🇬🇧❤️**

Today, 15 years on from the 7/7 bombings, we remember the 52 people who tragically lost their lives and the hundreds who were injured.

We also remember and pay tribute to the heroism of our emergency services and members of the public who bravely responded on that day. 🕊️
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

**🎉💙HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS💙🎉**

Happy 72nd Birthday to our fantastic National Health Service. The heroes working in the NHS have been our first and last line of defence fighting against COVID-19, we simply would not have been able to tackle this indiscriminate virus without their compassion, care and collective efforts.

72 years on from its creation, Nye Bevan will be looking down, prouder than ever as its founding father.

He reminded us: 'Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune the cost of which should be shared by the community.'

It is our collective duty to continue Nye's work by fighting to protect our NHS and making sure its workers are paid properly for the crucial work they do.

#HappyBirthdayNHS #ThankYouNHS 💙💙💙
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook