Who is Iain McNicol?

Iain Mackenzie McNicol, Baron McNicol of West Kilbride (born 17 August 1969) is a British Labour politician and trade unionist. From 2011 to 2018 he was General Secretary of the Labour Party. Previously he was National Political Officer of the GMB Union.

Who was secretary of the Labour party in 1903?

The party’s development was further hampered by Connolly’s departure to the United States in September 1903, exacerbated by the resignation of the editor of The Socialist, George Yates, that same month. Still, the tiny group managed to persevere, with a young engineer named Neil Maclean serving as National Secretary.

Who is Labour new general secretary?

Incumbent. David Evans The General Secretary of the Labour Party is the most senior employee of the British Labour Party, and acts as the non-voting secretary to the National Executive Committee.

Who became acting leader of the Labour party in 2015?

Harriet Harman, the Deputy Leader, became Acting Leader but announced that she would stand down after the leadership election. It was won by Jeremy Corbyn in the first round.

Who formed Labour Party in Britain?

Keir Hardie
Labour Party/Founders
Keir Hardie, who had taken a leading role in getting the party established, was elected as Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party (in effect, the leader), although only by one vote over David Shackleton after several ballots.

Who is on Labour national executive committee?

Leader of the Labour Party: Keir Starmer MP. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party: Angela Rayner MP. Chair: Margaret Beckett MP. Vice-Chair: Cllr Alice Perry.

Is Harriet Harman an MP?

Harriet Ruth Harman QC (born 30 July 1950) is a British politician and solicitor who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Camberwell and Peckham, formerly Peckham, since 1982. A member of the Labour Party, she has served in various Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet positions.

Is Labour party left or right?

Labour’s status as a socialist party has been disputed by those who do not see the party as being part of the Left, although the general consensus is that Labour are a left-wing political party.

Which Labour party was formed in 1893?

Independent Labour Party
Founded 1893
Dissolved 1975
Preceded by Scottish Labour Party
Merged into Labour Party