James Ellis (Secretary)

I joined the Labour Party a few days after the general election in 2015. As a socialist and trade unionist, I was keen to help Labour recover from that bitter defeat, and found my first opportunity working on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign later that summer. Since then I have supported the election campaigns of Labour candidates in Brighton, Crawley and Hastings.

If I am elected as Secretary of Hove and Portslade CLP, I want to reach out to our enlarged membership, to utilize their untapped talent to build a strong, vibrant, welcoming and effective unit ready to campaign in our communities.

I am passionate about campaigning, and am a strong believer in the ability of politics to change lives. In these dark times, our party must unite behind our Labour values so that we can overcome the forces that scapegoat people who rely on Labour to deliver a better society.

Our members are our greatest resource and as Secretary I will work tirelessly with the rest of the executive team to ensure our communications with members are strong and consistent, and to encourage their participation in an active, campaigning local party.