Model motions

We provide here model motions about restoring Clause 4 that can be moved in Labour Party and trade union meetings. If you have any questions about moving motions, please contact us at contact@labour4clause4.com. Also get in touch with reports of any successes in moving motions.

For Labour Party branches and CLPs

This branch/CLP notes the statement by John McDonnell at the 2018 Labour Party conference that “Clause 4 is as relevant today as it was in 1918”.

The tragedy of Grenfell and the collapse of Carillion are further examples that capitalism is a system based on greed and the maximisation of profit.

The scandal of privatisation has been widely exposed as a massive swindle. It has meant the plundering of public assets for basement prices. Parasitic companies have only pushed up prices and fleeced the public.

Public anger has been reflected in increasing support for nationalisation and public ownership. Massive majorities are in favour of taking back the railways, gas, water, electricity, and Royal Mail into public hands. Polls indicate that 50% are in favour of nationalising the banks.

This branch/CLP therefore believes that Clause 4, abolished by Tony Blair in 1995, should be restored to its proper place in the Constitution of the Labour Party.

Furthermore, this meeting resolves to give its full support to the Constitutional Amendment submitted by CLPs for debate at the 2019 Labour Party Conference to bring back Clause 4.

For trade unions branches and conferences

This branch/conference notes the statement by John McDonnell at the 2018 Labour Party conference that “Clause 4 is as relevant today as it was in 1918”.

The tragedy of Grenfell and the collapse of Carillion are further examples that capitalism is a system based on greed and the maximisation of profit.

The scandal of privatisation has been widely exposed as a massive swindle. It has meant the plundering of public assets for basement prices. Parasitic companies have only pushed up prices and fleeced the public.

Public anger has been reflected in increasing support for nationalisation and public ownership. Massive majorities are in favour of taking back the railways, gas, water, electricity, and Royal Mail into public hands. Polls indicate that 50% are in favour of nationalising the banks.

This branch/conference therefore believes that Clause 4, abolished by Tony Blair in 1995, should be restored to its proper place in the Constitution of the Labour Party.

Furthermore, this meeting calls upon our union to give its full support to the Constitutional Amendment submitted by local Labour parties for debate at the 2019 Labour Party Conference to bring back Clause 4.