Claudia Webbe

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Claudia Webbe

Claudia Webbe (born 8 March 1965) is a British politician who has served as Member of Parliament for Leicester East since 2019. Born in Leicester, she was a councillor in the London Borough of Islington from 2010 until her resignation in March 2021, having served as its cabinet member for environment and transport. She was a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party from 2016 until her election to Parliament.

Ms Webbe, a former policy director for Ken Livingstone when he was mayor of London, is an Islington councillor and a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour party. A loyal supporter of Mr Corbyn, she is chair of the NEC Disputes Panel. She is the former chair of the independent advisory group to Operation Trident, a Metropolitan Police initiative to tackle gun crime and homicide affecting African-Caribbean communities in London.

Socialist Campaign Group

In 2021 Claudia Webbe was member of the Socialist Campaign Group in the House of Parliament.

Justice for Palestine

Justice for Palestine was a 15th May, 2021 letter from British Members of Parliament.

In the light of the Israeli Government’s military offensive on Gaza and its attacks on Palestinians in the Occupied Territories I have signed the following statement calling for Justice for Palestine issued by the Socialist Campaign Group...

As the former colonial power that issued the Balfour Declaration, and then was responsible for the Mandate leading up to the Nakba of 1948, Britain has a special responsibility to do all it can to ensure a just peace.

We, therefore, call on the UK government to:

  • Demand an end to the siege of Gaza and the illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.
  • Impose sanctions on Israel for its repeated violations of international law, place an embargo on arms sales and end trade with illegal settlements.
  • Demonstrate full support for the International Criminal Court’s opening of an investigation into alleged war crimes in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
  • Recognise the state of Palestine.

Signatories included Claudia Webbe MP.

Momentum Labour NEC team

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Darren Williams, Rhea Wolfson, Christine Shawcroft, Peter Willsman, Claudia Webbe, Ann Black.

JC9

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Yasmine Dar, Huda Elmi, Rachel Garnham, Ann Henderson, Jon Lansman, Navendu Mishra, Claudia Webbe, Darren Williams, Pete Willsman.

Cuba Covid letter

April 15 2020, fifty one British members of parliament have written to Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary and acting Prime Minister to call for the US blockade of Cuba to be temporarily suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grahame Morris MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba, coordinated the letter which asks the British government to make a public statement and to raise the issue directly with its counterparts in the United States’ government.

The letter from the British parliamentarians cites examples from around the world where governments and international organisations have demanded that humanitarian aid be allowed in to Cuba to help the country fight COVID-19. It quotes Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Arancha Gonzalez, Spanish Foreign Minister, and Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, who have all publicly called for sanctions to be suspended to Cuba and other sanctioned countries to allow for the delivery of essential supplies and medicine to stop the spread of the virus.

Yours sincerely,

Grahame Morris MP, Chair, APPG Cuba.

Dan Carden MP, Vice Chair, Kate Osborne MP, Vice Chair, Kim Johnson MP, Vice Chair, Paula Barker MP, Vice Chair, Alison Thewliss MP Allan Dorans MP, Amy Callaghan MP, Andy McDonald MP, Apsana Begum MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Beth Winter MP, Carol Monaghan MP, Chris Law MP, Chris Stephens MP, Claudia Webbe MP, Clive Lewis MP, Dave Doogan MP, Diane Abbott MP, Geraint Davies MP, Ian Byrne MP, Ian Mearns MP, Ian Lavery MP, Imran Hussain MP, Joanna Cherry MP, John McDonnell MP, Jon Trickett MP, Kate Osamor MP, Kenny MacAskill MP, Kirsten Oswald MP, Kirsty Blackman MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, Margaret Ferrier MP, Marion Fellowes MP, Martyn Day MP, Mary Kelly Foy MP, Mick Whitley MP, Mike Amesbury MP, Mike Hill MP, Navendu Mishra MP, Olivia Blake MP, Owen Thompson MP, Rachel Hopkins MP, Richard Burgon MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Sam Tarry MP, Sarah Champion MP, Stephen Bonnar MP, Stephen Flynn MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Zarah Sultana MP[1]

Pro-Cuba

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Apsana Begum MP, Claudia Webbe MP.

Defend Democracy in Bolivia

Defend Democracy in Bolivia was an October 2020 letter circulated by Friends of Bolivia.

MPs and Lords from the Labour Party, SNP and Sinn Fein, as well as nine trade union leaders and solidarity activists across the UK, sign a letter in support of Bolivian democracy ahead of this weekend's election.

Despite all of this, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) is ahead in the polls ahead of the presidential election due to be held on October 18th, after numerous delays.

There are fears that these elections will not be free or fair and that right-wing, anti-democratic forces will once again seek to deny Bolivians their wish to build a progressive and democratic country.

We, the undersigned, therefore express our support for all those struggling for democracy, human rights, equality and social progress in Bolivia.

Signatories included Claudia Webbe MP, Labour Party​.

Communist Party of Britain connections

Leadership

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"The changing world of work for women"

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Sian Elliott, Fran Heathcote, Sarah Woolley, Claudia Webbe.

"The Future of work Mobilising for a New Deal"

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Morning Star.

Labour Party conference fringe 2021, "The Future of work Mobilising for a New Deal".

Chair Bob Oram Morning Star

People Before Profits

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Claudia Webbe MP, Eddie Dempsey RMT, Steve Sweeney Morning Star.

Morning Star article

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Morning Star "vital resource"

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Festive Leicester Fundraiser

December 8 2019.

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Claudia Webbe with Leicester Morning Star Readers and Supporters Group. Carolyn Jones, Tosh Macdonald also spoke. The event raised 1700 pounds for Morning Star.

Morning Star MEET

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Morning Star MEET – Campaigning on anti -racism and on non-racist immigration and nationality policies July 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Morning Star is pleased to have 10 speakers from different organisations who will talk about their views on what is wrong with the Government’s Immigration and Nationality Policies and how we develop anti-racist actions which make a real difference. The event is particularly important given the Government’s continue attacks and the introduction of new immigration laws.

SPEAKERS:

Chair Ben Chacko.

Stand with Corbyn

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A Labour Assembly Against Austerity conference with Diane Abbott MP, Jon Trickett MP, Richard Burgon MP, Maya Goodfellow, Chris Williamson MP, Claudia Webbe Labour NEC, Ben Chacko Morning Star, Alice Perry Labour NEC, Dan Carden MP, Seema Chandwani Labour CAC, Grace Blakeley, Duncan Bowie, Sian Errington Labour Assembly Against Austerity, Roger McKenzie UNISON.

Pint & Politics

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Daniel Kebede, Claudia Webbe, Shabbir Lakha.

Leaders

Leaders of Labour Assembly Against Austerity.

Co-Chairs: Steve Turner, Unite the Union Assistant General Secretary and chair of The People's Assembly Against Austerity, and Diane Abbott MP.

Vice-Chairs: Claudia Webbe MP and Mike Hedges, Chair of Unite London and Eastern region Labour Party Liaison Committee, Lucy Anderson (former MEP).

Patrons:

Peter Hain, Jeremy Corbyn MP, John McDonnell MP, Elaine Smith MSP.

People Before Profit

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With John McDonnell MP, Ian Lavery MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Claudia Webbe MP, Roger McKenzie UNISON, Grace Blakeley, Maya Goodfellow, Dr Mona Kamal, Laura McAlpine, Jon Trickett MP, Richard Burgon MP.

Rebuilding a Better Economy

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Labour Assembly Against Austerity with Cat Hobbs (We Own It), Jon Trickett MP, Claudia Webbe MP, Grace Blakeley economist.

References

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