The North West Region of the Jewish Labour Movement were delighted to welcome Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Angela Rayner MP as the guest speaker at their AGM, alongside JLM President Louise Ellman MP, JLM National Chair Jeremy Newmark and Sikhs for Labour Vice Chair Gurinder Singh Josan.
Angela spoke passionately about the need for a true National Education Service, with cradle to grave learning. She was also clear that the Jewish community has not abandoned the Labour Party, rather it was the other way around, that the Jewish community will always have a friend in her, and that our votes cannot be taken for granted. Her strong and passionate speech was a clear inspiration to the packed out room.
Jeremy and Louise spoke about the work of the Jewish Labour Movement in the past year, with specific reference to the campaigning that the North West region has done on the doorstep. Finally, Gurinder spoke about his campaign to sit on Labour's NEC and the importance of BAME representation.
North West JLM also held their elections. Their results were as follows:
Chair: Cllr Jane Black
Vice Chair: Dena Ryeness
Secretary: Jess Goldstone
Treasurer: Michael Rubenstein
Membership: Richard Gold
Youth and Students: Frankie Simons
Non-portfolio officers: Marlon Solomon and David Levene
Our thanks to all those who stood and b'hatzlacha to the new committee.