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Mish Rahman’s candidate statement

Mish Rahman      Membership Number: L0137964

As one of the first graduates of Labour’s Bernie Grant Leadership programme to empower more BAME people to stand for elected positions, I decided to stand for election to the NEC to ensure: ∙ A strong voice for Party members on the NEC, and greater oversight over the governance of our Party.

∙ Political education and development for members.
∙ That the NEC reflects the diversity of our Party and stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
∙ Strengthened organisations representing equalities groups.
∙ Support for policies to deliver the future we need, which are overwhelmingly popular with the public: a Green New Deal, public ownership, a just welfare system, rolling back privatisation of the NHS, repealing anti-trade union laws, advancing migrants’ rights, and international solidarity.

As a working class man of Bangladeshi heritage, whose father campaigned with the Anti-Nazi League in the 1980s against the National Front, I have always been a committed anti-racist activist. I’m CLP Chair in Aldridge-Brownhills and I’m an experienced Labour campaigner in the West Mids.

I am proud to be standing on a platform backed by the Centre Left Grassroots Alliance, including Momentum and CLPD. Please also support Yasmine Dar, Ann Henderson, Laura Pidcock, Nadia Jama, and Gemma Bolton.

Contact Channels: [email protected] | 07882169720 | @misba70