Over the last 18 months it has become increasingly apparent that the current Chair of Disability Labour has been ineffective, difficult to work with and completely unaccepting of comment or criticism by members and fellow Executive Committee members. This has been made worse by a lack of communication from the Secretary and some of the current Executive.
We, as members, therefore believe that Dave Allen’s position within the Executive has become untenable and unworkable.
We note the detrimental effect that his lack of leadership is having on the reputation of Disability Labour, and concerns have been raised by members that the Chair is having an adverse effect on the organisation as a whole.
We therefore move that Dave Allen be removed as Chair of Disability Labour with immediate effect, that he be removed from any ballot for the Executive Committee and that he should not be allowed to stand as an Executive Officer for Disability Labour for a period to be determined by the incoming Executive Committee. We call on the Labour Party to request that he not stand for any position within the proposed Disability section of the Labour Party.