ASLEF at the Labour Party conference

25 September 2017

ASLEF  has sent four delegates – Mick Whelan, general secretary; Tosh McDonald, EC president; Andy Botham of Derby branch; and Mark Daniels of Barking main line – to the Labour Party conference in Brighton from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 September.

Collette Gibson of Shenfield branch, who works for Crossrail, and Angela Geddes-Brown, of Birmingham New Street, who works for East Midland Trains, attended the Labour Party women’s conference in the Oxford room of the Hilton Metropole on Saturday 23 September where Jeremy Corbyn told delegates he wanted a ‘more open, more democratic, party’ with the ‘widest possible participation’.

Tosh spoke at a Campaign for Labour Party Democracy fringe meeting at the Friends Meeting House on Saturday night and at a Labour Assembly Against Austerity fringe in the Grand Hotel on Sunday night.

Mick, as chair of TULO, introduced the speakers at the annual trade union reception at the Hilton Metropole on Sunday night; and, afterwards, was one of the speakers at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting at Jury's Inn.

Jeremy Corbyn attended - and spoke at, namechecking Mick, Tosh and Andy - the ASLEF/Co-operative Party reception at Alfresco on the seafront on Sunday.

Andy spoke to conference from the podium on Sunday morning and Mick addressed delegates from the podium on Monday morning.

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