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.

♻️ ARNOLD LITTER PICKERS - COMMUNITY LITTER PICK ♻️Thank you to Lea Gilly for setting up Arnold Litter Pickers and organising today’s litter pick across Arnold. You’re a real ⭐️!It was absolutely fantastic to see so many young children come along to do their bit to take care of our community. Our future is bright with children who care so much about keeping our planet clean.A real team effort - we litter picked the bottom of Redhill Road, around Arnold Library, Coppice Road up to Ravenswood Road, Ravenswood Road, the footpath leading to Worrall Avenue, parts of Worral Avenue and Bonington Drive and a section of Brookfield Road. I also litter picked one side of Front Street on the walk back to Redhill.Thank you to BizSpace Nottingham for providing refreshments at the end of the litter pick.Well done Lea & Arnold Litter Pickers! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻#keepingbritaintidy #arnold #community ... See MoreSee Less
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💧UPDATE ON WATER OUTAGE/SUPPLY ISSUES IN & AROUND NG5 AREA (8pm - Sun 18 July 2021)💧I have just received a call from the Operations Director at Severn Trent Water to update me on the water supply issues affecting the NG5 area and immediate surrounds.Power outages in Nottinghamshire early this morning knocked out operations at three water treatment plants in the county - this had an impact on water supply in many areas, including our own area of NG5 & surrounds.I’m assured repairs have now taken place and the treatment plants directly servicing NG5 & surrounds are in a state of ‘recharging’. I’ve been told to hopefully expect normal pressure and supply in and around the NG5 area to resume in roughly the next three hours.I’ve asked to be kept updated on the matter, which Severn Trent Water will do.I’ll keep a close eye on the situation and if normal supply does not resume in the morning I’ve arranged to be back in touch with senior Severn Trent Water officers.In the meantime Severn Trent Water has asked residents in and around the affected NG5 area to try and avoid filling paddling/swimming pools and using hose pipes this evening whilst the water supply gets back to normal pressure levels.I will of course update further if necessary. ... See MoreSee Less
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💧WATER SUPPLY ISSUES IN & AROUND NG5 AREA 💧I’m aware of water supply issues affecting residents in and around the NG5 area today.I’ve made contact with senior representatives at Severn Trent Water to request an update on the issue. Ive sought assurances about their plans to support affected households, particularly the elderly and vulnerable residents in the area, given the extremely hot weather that is forecast to continue for the ensuing days.You can see a copy of my correspondence below.👇🏻I will keep you updated, as and when I receive further information.In the meantime take care, enjoy the beautiful weather as much as you can but look out for your neighbours if they live on their own, are elderly, vulnerable or receiving medication.Here to help if I can. ... See MoreSee Less
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HEROES!Pure. And. Simple.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿A grateful nation adores you! ❤️#ThreeLions #OurLions ... See MoreSee Less
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Yes boss!Rallied a nation.Inspired a generation.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ... 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.

♻️ ARNOLD LITTER PICKERS - COMMUNITY LITTER PICK ♻️Thank you to Lea Gilly for setting up Arnold Litter Pickers and organising today’s litter pick across Arnold. You’re a real ⭐️!It was absolutely fantastic to see so many young children come along to do their bit to take care of our community. Our future is bright with children who care so much about keeping our planet clean.A real team effort - we litter picked the bottom of Redhill Road, around Arnold Library, Coppice Road up to Ravenswood Road, Ravenswood Road, the footpath leading to Worrall Avenue, parts of Worral Avenue and Bonington Drive and a section of Brookfield Road. I also litter picked one side of Front Street on the walk back to Redhill.Thank you to BizSpace Nottingham for providing refreshments at the end of the litter pick.Well done Lea & Arnold Litter Pickers! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻#keepingbritaintidy #arnold #community ... See MoreSee Less
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💧UPDATE ON WATER OUTAGE/SUPPLY ISSUES IN & AROUND NG5 AREA (8pm - Sun 18 July 2021)💧I have just received a call from the Operations Director at Severn Trent Water to update me on the water supply issues affecting the NG5 area and immediate surrounds.Power outages in Nottinghamshire early this morning knocked out operations at three water treatment plants in the county - this had an impact on water supply in many areas, including our own area of NG5 & surrounds.I’m assured repairs have now taken place and the treatment plants directly servicing NG5 & surrounds are in a state of ‘recharging’. I’ve been told to hopefully expect normal pressure and supply in and around the NG5 area to resume in roughly the next three hours.I’ve asked to be kept updated on the matter, which Severn Trent Water will do.I’ll keep a close eye on the situation and if normal supply does not resume in the morning I’ve arranged to be back in touch with senior Severn Trent Water officers.In the meantime Severn Trent Water has asked residents in and around the affected NG5 area to try and avoid filling paddling/swimming pools and using hose pipes this evening whilst the water supply gets back to normal pressure levels.I will of course update further if necessary. ... See MoreSee Less
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💧WATER SUPPLY ISSUES IN & AROUND NG5 AREA 💧I’m aware of water supply issues affecting residents in and around the NG5 area today.I’ve made contact with senior representatives at Severn Trent Water to request an update on the issue. Ive sought assurances about their plans to support affected households, particularly the elderly and vulnerable residents in the area, given the extremely hot weather that is forecast to continue for the ensuing days.You can see a copy of my correspondence below.👇🏻I will keep you updated, as and when I receive further information.In the meantime take care, enjoy the beautiful weather as much as you can but look out for your neighbours if they live on their own, are elderly, vulnerable or receiving medication.Here to help if I can. ... See MoreSee Less
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HEROES!Pure. And. Simple.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿A grateful nation adores you! ❤️#ThreeLions #OurLions ... See MoreSee Less
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Yes boss!Rallied a nation.Inspired a generation.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ... See MoreSee Less
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