Broxbourne Labour Party is proposing a Contemporary Motion for inclusion at this month’s Labour Party Conference :
In the light of the escalating migrant crisis, this conference believes that we should be more constructive in working with our European partners to help alleviate the suffering and degrading treatment of people seeking refuge from war-torn regions.
A Contemporary Motion must relate to an issue that has arisen in recent months and which therefore could not have been included in the main conference planning process
At the August Broxbourne Branch Meeting we discussed two possible issues around which a motion could be framed. One related to the refugee crisis in Calais and contrasted the position of countries like Germany to that adopted by our Conservative Government. The other concerned a national shortage of maths teachers which has been caused by pupils who have not achieved a C grade in their GCSE Maths being forced back into a system which is already struggling to cope with student numbers. This has led to many classes being taught by unqualified teachers.
Both issues were considered by the members to be of the highest priority but it the refugee crisis was chosen as the subject of the Contemporary Motion. However it was decided we will put forward a motion on the subject of maths teachers to the National Policy Forum during the coming year, if the subject is not addressed at the Conference this year.