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Sadiq Khan appointed to major Labour Party policy-making group
The Shadow Justice Secretary Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP has been appointed to the Labour Party’s prestigious National Executive Committee, the governing body that oversees policy making and the overall direction of the Labour Party.
The appointment, made by Labour leader Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, will give the Shadow Justice Secretary a major say in Labour Party policy making as the party completes its two year internal policy review and looks to producing a manifesto for the 2015 General Election.
Sadiq will join the Labour leader Ed Miliband, Deputy Leader Harriet Harman as one of the key Labour front bench representatives on the governing body, the bulk of which is elected from the rank-and-file Labour Party membership and affiliated Trade Union members.
The National Executive Committee is the most senior committee in the Labour Party, responsible for upholding the rules of the party, running elections and overseeing candidate selection processes, setting the Labour Party’s strategic priorities and producing the party’s election manifesto at General Elections.
As an NEC member Sadiq will also sit on the National Policy Forum which develops party policy in conjunction with Labour Party policy commissions and Shadow Cabinet ministers.
Sadiq Khan MP said, “I’m extremely honoured to have been appointed to this important and prestigious role at the heart of the Labour Party.
“It’s a huge privilege to be have been chosen for this role, and shows the great confidence Ed Miliband has in me to help shape a winning policy agenda for the next General Election.
“I’m keen to share my experiences with the wider party, particularly in reaching out to black and ethnic minority communities, and doing what I can to include these communities in the wider membership of the party and the policy making process.”