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.

Today is International Women's Day. I owe everything to my Mum. I wouldn't be where I am without her love, support and selflessness. She's my inspiration and I'm celebrating her today. ♀️

#internationalwomensday2021
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🚯♻️ TACKLING LITTER & DIRTY DOG FOULING ♻️🚯

Today I've been out litter picking the footpath that runs from Ramsey Drive to Eastham Road. I also litter picked along the bottom end of Ramsey Drive up Wembley Road to Osgood Road and covered Peters Close, Tambling Close, Newton Close, Wilson Close, Cohen Close and Banks Close.

I was disgusted to find tens and tens of bags of dog mess tied up and shrewn in the trees and shrubs on the footpath, which has bins at very regular intervals all the way along it. We've cleared them up. A few careless people are ruining it for the vast majority of dog owners in our borough who tidy up their dog's mess, bag it and put it in the nearest bin or take it home to their own bin.

My message to those leaving dog mess is clear. If the Council catches you, we will fine you. Your mess is leaving our streets untidy and causing a hazard for others. There is absolutely no excuse for this disgusting behaviour.
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£37,000,000,000 for private-run, failed Test & Trace.

£3.50 for our heroic NHS nurses.

Sort this out Government! Our NHS heroes deserve better.
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🚸 VICTORY ON PETITION AND CAMPAIGN TO SECURE ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS OUTSIDE RICHARD BONINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL 🚸

📝 Last October, following an awful incident involving a young child on the crossing outside Richard Bonington Primary School, I launched a petition and campaign calling on Nottinghamshire County Council to improve road safety measures at this busy crossing on Calverton Road. Thanks to the pupils, parents, local residents and teachers that support the petition and campaign.

📢 I presented the 866 signature petition to the Full Council meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council in December last year and today I spoke at the County Council Committee considering the response to our petition. Since last October, I've consistently pressed the case for improvements to senior highways officials at Nottinghamshrie County Council.

I'm pleased to report that thanks to our collective efforts we've been successful!

The County Council has agreed and is proposing the following improvements to the pedestrian crossing and surrounding area on Calverton Road:

✅ Install a ramp at the zebra crossing

✅Replace the existing combined belisha beacon posts / lanterns with new ‘Moduposts’ and
‘Midustar’ LED beacons (making the crossing significantly more conspicuous and brighter from a distance for road users)

✅Upgrade five existing street lights on the approaches to the zebra crossing, and

✅Install an additional crossing warning sign with distance plate

❗There will be a formal consultation on the proposed measures. Make sure you have your say. I'll continue to argue for further improvements locally.
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🕯❤ UNVEILING COVID MEMORIAL IN ARNOLD - WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THOSE LOVED ONES LOST ❤🕯

Tragically 307 people have thus far lost their lives from Covid in our borough. They and their loved ones are and always will be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Today I joined the Leader of Gedling Borough Council to unveil our memorial stone in Arnold town centre. The memorial is just one way of our community paying its respects to those loved ones lost and to pay thanks to the selfless service and sacrifice of our NHS, carers and all keyworkers.

Coronavirus has changed things for us all. We may have had to remain apart throughout the last year but this pandemic has brought us even closer together as a community. Together we will get through this. Brighter days do lie ahead.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. ❤
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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.

Today is International Women's Day. I owe everything to my Mum. I wouldn't be where I am without her love, support and selflessness. She's my inspiration and I'm celebrating her today. ♀️

#internationalwomensday2021
... See MoreSee Less

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🚯♻️ TACKLING LITTER & DIRTY DOG FOULING ♻️🚯

Today I've been out litter picking the footpath that runs from Ramsey Drive to Eastham Road. I also litter picked along the bottom end of Ramsey Drive up Wembley Road to Osgood Road and covered Peters Close, Tambling Close, Newton Close, Wilson Close, Cohen Close and Banks Close.

I was disgusted to find tens and tens of bags of dog mess tied up and shrewn in the trees and shrubs on the footpath, which has bins at very regular intervals all the way along it. We've cleared them up. A few careless people are ruining it for the vast majority of dog owners in our borough who tidy up their dog's mess, bag it and put it in the nearest bin or take it home to their own bin.

My message to those leaving dog mess is clear. If the Council catches you, we will fine you. Your mess is leaving our streets untidy and causing a hazard for others. There is absolutely no excuse for this disgusting behaviour.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

£37,000,000,000 for private-run, failed Test & Trace.

£3.50 for our heroic NHS nurses.

Sort this out Government! Our NHS heroes deserve better.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

🚸 VICTORY ON PETITION AND CAMPAIGN TO SECURE ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS OUTSIDE RICHARD BONINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL 🚸

📝 Last October, following an awful incident involving a young child on the crossing outside Richard Bonington Primary School, I launched a petition and campaign calling on Nottinghamshire County Council to improve road safety measures at this busy crossing on Calverton Road. Thanks to the pupils, parents, local residents and teachers that support the petition and campaign.

📢 I presented the 866 signature petition to the Full Council meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council in December last year and today I spoke at the County Council Committee considering the response to our petition. Since last October, I've consistently pressed the case for improvements to senior highways officials at Nottinghamshrie County Council.

I'm pleased to report that thanks to our collective efforts we've been successful!

The County Council has agreed and is proposing the following improvements to the pedestrian crossing and surrounding area on Calverton Road:

✅ Install a ramp at the zebra crossing

✅Replace the existing combined belisha beacon posts / lanterns with new ‘Moduposts’ and
‘Midustar’ LED beacons (making the crossing significantly more conspicuous and brighter from a distance for road users)

✅Upgrade five existing street lights on the approaches to the zebra crossing, and

✅Install an additional crossing warning sign with distance plate

❗There will be a formal consultation on the proposed measures. Make sure you have your say. I'll continue to argue for further improvements locally.
... See MoreSee Less

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🕯❤ UNVEILING COVID MEMORIAL IN ARNOLD - WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THOSE LOVED ONES LOST ❤🕯

Tragically 307 people have thus far lost their lives from Covid in our borough. They and their loved ones are and always will be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Today I joined the Leader of Gedling Borough Council to unveil our memorial stone in Arnold town centre. The memorial is just one way of our community paying its respects to those loved ones lost and to pay thanks to the selfless service and sacrifice of our NHS, carers and all keyworkers.

Coronavirus has changed things for us all. We may have had to remain apart throughout the last year but this pandemic has brought us even closer together as a community. Together we will get through this. Brighter days do lie ahead.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. ❤
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