Regional Executive Committee

The Regional Executive Committee meet on a quarterly basis to discuss the work of the Labour party in the region. They work with regional and local representatives to secure the election of Labour representatives at all elections. The committee includes representatives from all the major groups in the Labour Party, from Constituency Labour Parties (CLP’s), affiliated Trade Unions, Socialist Societies and elected representatives.

The rules for the Regional Executive Committee can be found here.

At Labour Party Regional conference at Reading University in November 2021, the Regional Executive Committee was elected by delegates from CLPs, Unions and Socialist Society Affiliates. Details of the REC members are below


Vince Maple

Vice Chairs

Ann Black

Maureen Cleator


County Representatives


Liam Challenger

Pavitar Mann


Parmjit Dhanda

Melanie Smith

East Sussex

Birgit Miller

Joy Robinson

Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Dave Furnell

Sharon Mintoff


Paul Prentice

Lauren Sullivan


Ann Black

Perran Moon


Harriet Digby

Robert Evans

West Sussex

Hilary Schan-Martyn

Carl Walker

Region Wide

Rosa Bolger

Ivor Caplin



Omolola Oyewusi


Sarah Barwick


Chris Hammond


Maggie Cosin


Ryan Willetts

Elected Representatives

Local Government

Naushabah Khan

Vince Maple

Affiliate Representatives

Co-op Party

Sean Woodcock

Socialist Societies

Martin Phillips (Labour Movement for Europe)

Trade Union Representatives 

Gemma Bolton (Unite)

Jean Butcher (Unison)

Natasha Coleman (USDAW)

Maureen Cleator (Unison)

David Clements (GMB)

Amanda Grimshaw (GMB)

Keith Hamilton (CWU)

Di Hill (CWU)

Keith Jones (USDAW)

Howard Kaye (ASLEF)

Shane Mochrie-Cox (UNISON)

Richard White (UNITE)


National Policy Forum

The South East has 5 representatives on the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum. Our current reps are:

Parmjit Dhanda

Duncan Enright

Naushabah Khan

Sharon Mintoff

Jonathan Quin

You can find out more about the National Policy Forum online here.

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