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Welsh LP conference

Looking for a way forward

(May 1984)

From Militant, No. 700, 18 May 1984, p. 13.
Transcribed by Iain Dalton.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

THIS WEEKEND’S Labour Party Wales Conference will be overshadowed by the miners’ strike.

Shamefully last year the Welsh party was the only regional Labour Party to endorse a witch-hunt against Militant supporters.

Fortunately this year the agenda is free from such divisive motions and indeed many resolutions look in a positive manner to the way forward for the Labour Party.

Cardiff Central calls for full support for the NUM and a massive investment programme for the coal industry. The same CLP, in a separate resolution, calls for effective economic socialist proposals.

Other excellent resolutions call for; full support for Liverpool council (SEA), workers’ democratic control of the NHS (Caerphilly CLP), a 24 hour general strike against anti-union legislation (South Glamorgan Labour Party), a socialist policy for FE students (Ceredignon & Pembroke North CLP), and a campaign to attract working class women to the party (Swansea East CLP).

Marxists are also standing, in the various sections, for election to the regional executive committee: CLP South Wales section: Lynne Cuthbert (Caerphilly CLP). Affiliated organisations: Andrew Price (Socialist Education Association). Tony Wedlake (Cardiff West) and Richard Morgan (Aberavon) have been elected on from LPYS regional conference.

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