Elections 2023

Every year, members of the Independent Left elect candidates at our Annual General Meeting to contest PCS’s national and group elections.

Members are in the middle of the largest dispute we’ve seen for over a decade. But in order to win we need a joined-up strategy of escalation of national action alongside creative, sustained and most importantly, disruptive targeted action. As the stakes are so high The Independent Left and The Broad Left Network are standing a joint list of candidates to fight for this in the year ahead. Please nominate these candidates at your branch’s Annual General Meeting.

These Candidates will…

  • Support the strikes.
  • Develop a serious escalating programme of all-member action, targeted and selective action,
    including action short of strikes against the Tory cost of living squeeze and the anti-union laws.
  • Make PCS take the lead in calling for mass co-ordinated action.
  • Strengthen lay democracy, including extending of election of Full-time Officers, bringing their pay more in line with the members they represent.

National Executive Committee

Marion Lloyd, BEIS

Vice Presidents:     
Fiona Brittle, Scottish Government
Bryan Carlsen, HSE                
Bev Laidlaw, DWP
Jon-Paul Rosser, HMRC

NEC members:

  1. Dave Bartlett, MOJ
  2. Tom Bishell, DWP
  3. Rob Bowers Defence
  4. Fiona Brittle, Scottish Government
  5. Alex Brown, Health Group
  6. Sarah Brown, Met Police
  7. Bryan Carlsen, HSE
  8. Josh Chown, Home Office
  9. Eleanor Clarke, Cabinet Office
  10. Chris Day, National Archives
  11. Alan Dennis, Defence
  12. Nick Doyle, HMRC
  13. Matt Exley, Culture
  14. Chip Hamer, Culture
  15. Rachel Heemskerk, DWP
  16. Karen Johnson, DLUHC
  17. David Jones, DLUHC
  18. Bev Laidlaw, DWP
  19. Marion Lloyd, BEIS
  20. Chris Marks, DWP
  21. Vijay Menezes – Jackson, DWP
  22. Nick Parker, Acas
  23. Rob Ritchie, Shared Services Commercial Sector
  24. Jon-Paul Rosser, HMRC
  25. Dave Semple, DWP
  26. Gary Spencer, DLUHC
  27. Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale, DWP
  28. Paul Suter, DWP
  29. Victoria Cuckson, HMRC
  30. Colin Young, Education

DWP Group Executive

Bev Laidlaw (Sheffield)

Vice Presidents:
Dave Semple, (Wigan)
Rachel Heemskerk (Essex)
Abigail Clarke (Sheffield)
Vijay Menezes-Jackson (Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders)

Assistant Secretaries:
Ian Brown (Sheffield)
Paul Suter (HQ Sheffield)
Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale (Bradford)
Katrine Williams (Ty Taf)
Declan Power (West London)
George Thompson (North & Outer East London)
Chris Marks (HQ London)

Sam Johnson (Lanarkshire)

Emma Scott (Essex)

Craig Worswick (Greater Manchester)

Group Executive Committee:
1.Paul Darvell (Hull & East Riding)
2. Chris Evison (Barnsley & Rotherham)
3. Jill Fearn (Sheffield)
4. Yemisi Ilesanmi ( London HQ )
5. Reece Lawton (East Hampshire & Isle of Wight)
6. Alan Loy (Stockport & Tame Valley)
7. Dave Rees (Black Country)
8. Sarah Thomas ( Calderdale, Kirklees & Wakefield)
9 Catherine Toomer (North Yorkshire)
10. Tom Bishell (Sheffield)
11. Abigail Clarke (Sheffield)
12. Bev Laidlaw (Sheffield)
13. Chris Marks (HQ London)
14. Jenny Pollard (Cumria & Lancashire)
15. Declan Power (West London)
16. Vijay Menezes–Jackson (Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders)
17. George Thompson (North & Outer East London)