The 2016 AGM for the Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism (CfS) was preceded by a public meeting with Lesley Brennan MSP and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP. Chaired by Elaine Smith MSP, the meeting heard of Labour plans in both Scotland and the UK to re-frame the current political debate and provide a genuine economic alternative to Tory and SNP austerity.
Following the public meeting the CfS AGM took place for members only, and office bearers were elected to the executive for the year ahead. Particular thanks were given to Elaine Smith MSP for her long-standing service as convenor as well as Vince Mills and Pauline Bryan who were, respectively, standing down from Chair for another role and retiring from the Executive altogether.
The new Executive members are:
Convenor: Neil Findlay MSP
Chair: Denise Christie
Vice Chair: Vince Mills
Vice Chair: Vicky Grandon
Secretary: Martyn Cook
Membership Secretary: Ewan Gibbs
Treasurer: Linda Clarke
Editor of the Citizen and Labour Briefing: Mike Cowley & Paul McFarlane
Trade Union Officer: Simon McFarlane
Scottish Labour Young Socialist Representatives: Laura Dover & Nathaniel Blondel
Social Media Officers: Lauren Gilmour & Stephen Low
Local CfS Groups will also elect representatives to the Executive in due course.