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.

Congratulations to Lakeside Nottingham on their first day of opening after fantastic renovations to the former Bestwood Pumping Station built in 1871 and designed by Arnold born engineer Thomas Hawksley. Lovely pint and very fond memories of working here when I was a teenager.Great to be out supporting local businesses in our borough.#SupportLocal #shoplocal #lovewhereyoulive ... See MoreSee Less
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Good luck to all businesses in Gedling borough re-opening today. Let’s all do our bit to support our local businesses by shopping local. ... See MoreSee Less
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‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’ - Her Majesty The Queen following the attacks of 9/11/2001.Today Her Majesty has lost her beloved husband and our nation has lost a dedicated servant.May H.R.H Prince Philip rest in peace. 🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
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Sending my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen on the death of her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Philip has served beside our Queen and served the country for many years. May he rest in peace. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Easter everyone. I hope you can spend some time with your family and friends in a safe way and also enjoy a chocolate egg or two. 🐣🐇🕊🌷🌼 ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

Congratulations to Lakeside Nottingham on their first day of opening after fantastic renovations to the former Bestwood Pumping Station built in 1871 and designed by Arnold born engineer Thomas Hawksley. Lovely pint and very fond memories of working here when I was a teenager.Great to be out supporting local businesses in our borough.#SupportLocal #shoplocal #lovewhereyoulive ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Good luck to all businesses in Gedling borough re-opening today. Let’s all do our bit to support our local businesses by shopping local. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’ - Her Majesty The Queen following the attacks of 9/11/2001.Today Her Majesty has lost her beloved husband and our nation has lost a dedicated servant.May H.R.H Prince Philip rest in peace. 🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Sending my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen on the death of her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Philip has served beside our Queen and served the country for many years. May he rest in peace. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Easter everyone. I hope you can spend some time with your family and friends in a safe way and also enjoy a chocolate egg or two. 🐣🐇🕊🌷🌼 ... See MoreSee Less
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