Ex-JLC chief elected Jewish Labour Movement chair

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Ex-JLC chief elected Jewish Labour Movement chair

Jeremy  Newmark
Jeremy Newmark

The Former chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council has been elected to chair the Jewish Labour Movement. 

Jeremy  Newmark
Jeremy Newmark

Jeremy Newmark, a party activist in Hertsmere, will succeed MP Louise Ellman who has served in the role for over a decade. 

It comes as JLM’s annual general meeting voted unanimously to adopt a new structure to enable the Movement to increase its engagement inside the Labour Party on a local, regional and national basis.  JLM is an official affiliate of Labour. 

Newmark said: “JLM fills an incredibly important political space right now.  Our strong links with the  Labour Party here and in Israel are a valuable resource for our community.  Our new team is committed to strengthening them further.  My priority is to train and develop a cadre of younger political activists who will take the movement forward in the best traditions of Jewish Labour values.”   He hailed Ellman – who becomes honorary president – as a “dedicated and committed voice for our community”. 

The new National Executive will also include Vice-Chairs Sarah Sackman, Labour’s 2015 Parliamentary Candidate in Finchley & Golders Green, and Mike Katz, a Labour candidate for the London Assembly in the forthcoming Mayoral elections. Ealing Councillor Peter Mason will serve as National Secretary.   

Addressing the 100-strong gathering, James Asser, the Socialist Societies representative to the Labour Party National Executive Committee, spoke about the valued contribution made by JLM to the party. 

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