Paul O'Brien

 

Chair

 

Paul was elected Chair in 2017.

 I have lived in the City of London for more than 10 years and first worked here, with Hewlett Packard, more than 30 years ago - since then most of my work has been with the NHS.

I first campaigned for

Labour in neighbouring Islington South and Finsbury at 1983 General Election to help Chris Smith win the seat back for Labour, after the incumbent had defected to SDP.

 Jim Davies

 

V Chair Campaigns

 

Jim was elected in February 2021

Since joining the party in 2015 I have been an active member of the branch. I am a knowledge worker and have been working in the City for more than 20 years, at many of the financial institutions that the City is synonymous with. My understanding of how the City works, combined with my love of doorstepping and ebullient personality, make me an effective choice for Vice Chair of Campaigns.

 

Mahesh Patil

 

V Chair Diversity

 

Mahesh was elected in

February 2021.

I’ve lived in the square mile for over a decade and have worked for both international corporation and City firms. I’ve been a union member for almost all my working life and for as long as I can remember, Labour have always welcomed people from all walks of life. Your appearance and beliefs were irrelevant and only your values mattered. If you hoped for a better future and believed in social justice, then Labour was the place for you. But in a society fractured by fake-news and divided by populists, bringing people together has become more important than ever. As Vice Chair for Diversity, I will do my best to ensure everyone has a voice

Susanne Levin

 

Secretary

 

I have been a member since 2015 and the Branch's secretary since July 2017. When I don't do this I am a psychotherapist keen on finding a way for everyone to access good psychotherapy.

Fred Rodgers

 

Treasurer

 

Fred was re-elected in  February 2021

A member since March 2015.  Iam now retired and spend some of my time being Chair of Friends of City Gardens which aims to enhance biodiversity, improve access to green spaces and create exciting new gardens in the City

Jo Rodgers

Officer without portfolio

 

I come from a staunch Labour family and has been a suporter through good and bad years for all my life. (I think we're going through bad years at the moment). My first active campaign was for Harold Wilson in 1964 when I was 16. I have dipped in and out of Labour politics until fairly recently when I joined Cities of London and Westminster CLP in 2015. 

Frankie Leach

Women's Officer

Frankie was elected in February 2021

I'm Frances Leach, a PR consultant focussing on sustainability and brand activism in Central London. I previously worked for the Labour Party, so have a good experience of the Party at a national and local level.

I'm our Branch's new Women's Officer, and will be hoping to organise some events for the branch as soon as we can get together! 

Peter Kenyon

              Editor

Peter was elected in October 2020 as our City Rose editor

 

I was the secretary 2007 to 2017, chair 2017-2018.  I have now come out of retirement to keep news flowing about the local party, its Labour Councillors, and their efforts to promote the Common Good. Former political and economic reporter/editor with the international news agency Reuters.

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     Lana Joyce

      Officer without Portfolio

      Elected in March 2021

I have been active in Labour politics since the age of 16 and in three countries, Australia, Fiji and the UK.  My involvement ranges from leafletting to campaign organization, involvement in policy development, and finally as the Senior Advisor to the Australian Labor Party on Retirement Incomes.  I am committed protecting the NHS, to increasing the access to and the status of social housing, and economic inequality in the UK.

 

 

City of London Labour Branch is an active Branch with six Labour Councillor in Guildhall.  On the 24th of March 2022 we will have our local elections and are going to work very hard to increase our share of Labour Councillors.  Let Susanne know how you can help and if you want to stand yourself for election.

We meet every second Wednesday of the month (apart from August) at 19.30-21.30 on Zoom.  As a member you will receive emails from Susanne giving you all the details needed (don't forget to check your spam folder).

Branch meetings going forward:

10/11/21

8/12/21

12/1/22

9/2/22

No meeting in March due to elections

13/4/22

11/5/22

Our AGM this year is on the 8/6/22