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  1. Party Development and Election Review General Members Meeting 26 June 2011

  2. 4 step process May 2010 – May 2011

  3. STEP 1 The Workers Party Build the Party AF 2010

  4. Build The Party

  5. STEP 2

  6. Our current position • aging membership • declining profile • falling vote • no candidate in the 2009 Euros • did not contest the 2010 Westminster Elections • - the first time since 1974 we are where we are...

  7. A light bulb moment • Recognition of the current situation and its implications • Commitment to turn that around • Understand the need for things to be done differently • Willingness to implement change • Robust processes to deliver

  8. Summary Recognition of the current situation and its implications Commitment to turn that around An interim Party Programme Structure to deliver it and to help Build the Party Have the ‘difficult conversations’ Re-establish a class based presence by next May

  9. Organisational Structure STEP 3 Business Committee Strategic Approach STEP 4 Presence & Profile

  10. Summary Recognition of the current situation and its implications Commitment to turn that around An interim Party Programme Structure to deliver it and to help Build the Party Have the ‘difficult conversations’ Re-establish a class based presence by next May

  11. Organisational Structure STEP 3 Business Committee Strategic Approach STEP 4 Presence & Profile

  12. CUTS DEMO: October 2010

  13. REGIONAL CONFERENCE

  14. CUTS DEMO: March 2011

  15. MAY DAY 2011

  16. USER NAME Northern Ireland Ireland UK EU Global England SEARCH Photograph of the Day Active Discussions • NILTS, sectarianism and perpetual civic adolescence. (18) • Whitey Bulger: “That’s our shipment. That’s ours!” (3) • NI Police Ombudsman: “we have no evidence of a deliberate action…” (43) • All Aboard for the Dock Church? (3) • Euro crisis: Come on in, the water’s lovely… (7) • The SDLP’s clearest future is ‘as a social-democratic and labour party’ (88) • “They’ve hit homes with paint bombs, pipe bombs and petrol bombs.” (250) • “We lived in peace for a few years, and then all this is coming back” (76) • HET Report on Kingsmills (109) • Sinn Féin rejects HET findings on Kingsmill massacre (76) About Slugger: Contact Us: Search: Log In: Links:

  17. So where do we go from here?

  18. Before we go anywhere, let’s take a reality check

  19. There are no ‘quick fixes’

  20. There are no knock out blows

  21. There are certainly no ‘silver bullets’

  22. We can’t chase every issue

  23. We can’t plaster over the cracks

  24. We’re out of condition!

  25. So where do we go from here?

  26. Lets finish what we started Recognise of the current situation & its implications Commitment to turn that around An interim Party Programme Structure to deliver it and to help Build the Party Have the ‘difficult conversations’ Re-establish a class based presence

  27. What should the Party look like in 2015? how many members, its geographical spread, a secured space in political life, organisationally and financially robust ?

  28. Lets finish what we started Recognise of the current situation & its implications Commitment to turn that around An interim Party Programme Structure to deliver it and to help Build the Party Have the ‘difficult conversations’ Re-establish a class based presence

  29. Research & Policy Development Fundraising & Finance Communications & Media Membership, New Members & Party Development Culture & Arts What should structures do? Northern Ireland Executive Business Committee Constituency Branch (Basic unit of Party Structure)

  30. South Down Constituency

  31. South Down Constituency Rowallane Downpatrick Banbridge Newcastle

  32. West Belfast

  33. West Belfast Constituency Court Upper Falls Lower Falls Dunmurry Cross

  34. Party Development and Election Review General Members Meeting 26 June 2011