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.

**CONSERVATIVE-RUN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TO WASTE £370,000 OF TAXPAYERS' CASH WITH SECOND ATTEMPT TO CREATE UNWANTED 'SUPER COUNCIL'**

Not content with having already wasted over £0.27 million of your money on failed plans to create a 'super council' for Nottinghamshire, Conservative County Councillors and MPs are now pressing ahead with a a second attempt to create a 'super council' for Nottinghamshire and are going to spend at least a further £100,000 of your money to do so.

91% of Gedling Borough residents who responded to a consultation in 2019 said NO to Conservative plans to scrap Gedling and create a 'super council'. The majority view of residents in Gedling Borough is being ignored by Conservative bosses at County Hall and Conservative MPs who are pressing ahead with this vanity project that will see your Council Tax spent in other areas of the county and threaten the future of our local facilities, assets and services.

It beggars belief that Conservative County Councillors are wasting hundreds of thousanda of pounds of your money on this unwanted pet project, whilst we are all dealing with the ongoing devasting impacts of a global health pandemic and should be focussed on keeping our communities safe and doing everything we can to focus on economic recovery to protect people's jobs, families, businessea and livelihoods.

It's time to focus on recovery, not costly reorganisation!
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**👨‍🏫👩‍🎓 A-LEVEL & GCSE RESULTS 👨‍🎓👩‍🏫**

The A-level exam results fiasco is a cruel act of manifest injustice & levelling down. The notable silence from Gedling's Conservative MP Tom Randall is unforgivable, particularly given the heartbreak and disappointment for so many young people who feel their futures have been robbed by this appallingly unfair process and algorithm.

We could be just a few days away from a repeat fiasco when GCSE results are due to be published later this week. The Prime Minister must take personal responsibility for sorting this mess out.

📝I've written to Tom Randall to urge him to do his duty to our young people in Gedling and firmly stand up for their futures. ⬇️
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**🇬🇧🏅 VJ DAY 🏅🇬🇧**

On VJ Day, we pay tribute to the wartime generation, who showed us how to face adversity with spirit and determination.
Thank you to all those that served and continue to serve our country. #VJDay75
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**💙🌈 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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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.

**CONSERVATIVE-RUN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TO WASTE £370,000 OF TAXPAYERS' CASH WITH SECOND ATTEMPT TO CREATE UNWANTED 'SUPER COUNCIL'**

Not content with having already wasted over £0.27 million of your money on failed plans to create a 'super council' for Nottinghamshire, Conservative County Councillors and MPs are now pressing ahead with a a second attempt to create a 'super council' for Nottinghamshire and are going to spend at least a further £100,000 of your money to do so.

91% of Gedling Borough residents who responded to a consultation in 2019 said NO to Conservative plans to scrap Gedling and create a 'super council'. The majority view of residents in Gedling Borough is being ignored by Conservative bosses at County Hall and Conservative MPs who are pressing ahead with this vanity project that will see your Council Tax spent in other areas of the county and threaten the future of our local facilities, assets and services.

It beggars belief that Conservative County Councillors are wasting hundreds of thousanda of pounds of your money on this unwanted pet project, whilst we are all dealing with the ongoing devasting impacts of a global health pandemic and should be focussed on keeping our communities safe and doing everything we can to focus on economic recovery to protect people's jobs, families, businessea and livelihoods.

It's time to focus on recovery, not costly reorganisation!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

**👨‍🏫👩‍🎓 A-LEVEL & GCSE RESULTS 👨‍🎓👩‍🏫**

The A-level exam results fiasco is a cruel act of manifest injustice & levelling down. The notable silence from Gedling's Conservative MP Tom Randall is unforgivable, particularly given the heartbreak and disappointment for so many young people who feel their futures have been robbed by this appallingly unfair process and algorithm.

We could be just a few days away from a repeat fiasco when GCSE results are due to be published later this week. The Prime Minister must take personal responsibility for sorting this mess out.

📝I've written to Tom Randall to urge him to do his duty to our young people in Gedling and firmly stand up for their futures. ⬇️
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

**🇬🇧🏅 VJ DAY 🏅🇬🇧**

On VJ Day, we pay tribute to the wartime generation, who showed us how to face adversity with spirit and determination.
Thank you to all those that served and continue to serve our country. #VJDay75
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

**💙🌈 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

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