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.

Fantastic news. Thank you to Nottinghamshire police, the local community in Arnold and the local press. So pleased Brenda was found safe. Wishing her well. ❤Brenda Johnson, who was reported missing from the Arnold area on Tuesday 12 January 2021, has been found safe. Thank you to everyone who helped in the search to find Brenda by sharing our appeals on social media and in the local press ... See MoreSee Less

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🚨MISSING PERSON - PLEASE HELP FIND BRENDA JOHNSON🚨

Missing : Brenda Johnson Have you seen Brenda Johnson? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Arnold area at around 1750hours. Brenda is described as white 5ft 2ins tall with white short hair wearing a brown coloured hat with a fur band, light coloured fleece and grey trousers and brown walking shoes. If you have seen Brenda or have any information about her whereabouts please contact Nottinghsamshire Police quoting incident 0595_12012021.

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🎉🥂 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥂🎉

As 2020 draws to a close, thank you to our NHS, carers, all key workers and a heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generosity, kindness and amazing community spirit throughout an incredibly challenging year for us all. In the face of adversity our local community has come together and shown the very best of human nature.

With a glimmer of hope on the horizon we pray for a brighter year ahead. This evening let's also spare a moment of reflection and thought for and raise a glass to all those who are no longer with us. Far too many good people have passed this year for all sorts of reasons. They may be gone but will never be forgotten. 🙏🏻🕯

Often the darkest hour is just before the dawn - brighter days do lie ahead, so let's continue to look out for each other and care for each other in the year to come. ❤

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Be safe, be well and enjoy your evening.

#HappyNewYear #HappyNewYear2021
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🚨 COVID19 UPDATE - GEDLING BOROUGH & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TO BE PLACED IN TIER 4 RESTRICTIONS BY GOVERNMENT FROM 31ST DECEMBER 2020 🚨

Gedling Borough and all of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham are to be placed into Tier 4 restrictions from Thursday 31 December 2020.

Helpful Government guidance below.

More detailed information about the Tier 4 restrictions can be found on the Government website here 👇🏻

www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home

Please stay safe and look after yourselves and your loved ones.
... See MoreSee Less

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🤗| It's okay to not be okay.

Facing the winter during the pandemic can be a challenge, more so if you are suffering with a mental health issue.

Please don’t struggle alone.

Call Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust mental health advice line on 0300 555 0730, 9am-11pm, 7 days a week.

❗In a mental health crisis? Please call 0808 196 3779, available 24/7.

🖱️ orlo.uk/mental_health_support_in_Notts_5eXo2

#NotAloneNotts #WeAreNotts💚
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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.

Fantastic news. Thank you to Nottinghamshire police, the local community in Arnold and the local press. So pleased Brenda was found safe. Wishing her well. ❤Brenda Johnson, who was reported missing from the Arnold area on Tuesday 12 January 2021, has been found safe. Thank you to everyone who helped in the search to find Brenda by sharing our appeals on social media and in the local press ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

🚨MISSING PERSON - PLEASE HELP FIND BRENDA JOHNSON🚨

Missing : Brenda Johnson Have you seen Brenda Johnson? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Arnold area at around 1750hours. Brenda is described as white 5ft 2ins tall with white short hair wearing a brown coloured hat with a fur band, light coloured fleece and grey trousers and brown walking shoes. If you have seen Brenda or have any information about her whereabouts please contact Nottinghsamshire Police quoting incident 0595_12012021.

Please share.
... See MoreSee Less

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🎉🥂 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥂🎉

As 2020 draws to a close, thank you to our NHS, carers, all key workers and a heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generosity, kindness and amazing community spirit throughout an incredibly challenging year for us all. In the face of adversity our local community has come together and shown the very best of human nature.

With a glimmer of hope on the horizon we pray for a brighter year ahead. This evening let's also spare a moment of reflection and thought for and raise a glass to all those who are no longer with us. Far too many good people have passed this year for all sorts of reasons. They may be gone but will never be forgotten. 🙏🏻🕯

Often the darkest hour is just before the dawn - brighter days do lie ahead, so let's continue to look out for each other and care for each other in the year to come. ❤

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Be safe, be well and enjoy your evening.

#HappyNewYear #HappyNewYear2021
... See MoreSee Less

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🚨 COVID19 UPDATE - GEDLING BOROUGH & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE TO BE PLACED IN TIER 4 RESTRICTIONS BY GOVERNMENT FROM 31ST DECEMBER 2020 🚨

Gedling Borough and all of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham are to be placed into Tier 4 restrictions from Thursday 31 December 2020.

Helpful Government guidance below.

More detailed information about the Tier 4 restrictions can be found on the Government website here 👇🏻

www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home

Please stay safe and look after yourselves and your loved ones.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

🤗| It's okay to not be okay.

Facing the winter during the pandemic can be a challenge, more so if you are suffering with a mental health issue.

Please don’t struggle alone.

Call Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust mental health advice line on 0300 555 0730, 9am-11pm, 7 days a week.

❗In a mental health crisis? Please call 0808 196 3779, available 24/7.

🖱️ orlo.uk/mental_health_support_in_Notts_5eXo2

#NotAloneNotts #WeAreNotts💚
... See MoreSee Less

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