National Committee

The current National Committee was elected at the NCAFC National Conference on December 8th and 9th 2012. It has responsibility for what the NCAFC does in between conferences. The Campaign also has a Secretariat, responsible for co-ordinating the democratic procedures of the Campaign.

The committee comprises:

  • 14 members elected by single-transferable vote at national conference, of which at least 40% must be self-defining women.
  • 1 delegate from each regional conference (as defined by regions), whose vote can be shared between multiple representatives
  • 1 delegate from each liberation campaign (LGBTQ, Women, Disabled and Black Power), whose vote can be shared between multiple representatives
  • 1 delegate from any other self-organised student section as recognised by the national committee. At present, only the International section exists.

Meetings of the NC are open to anti-cuts activists but only members of the NC have voting rights. National Conferences are open to all and everyone has equal voting rights.


  • Claire Lister
  • Luke Durigan

National Committee ‘Block of 14′ members (14 elected, 40% reserved for women), groups are now able to stand for the committee:

  • Beth Redmond, Liverpool
  • Birmingham Defend Education (Women’s place)
  • Birmingham Defend Education (Open Place)
  • Daniel Cooper, London
  • Edward Maltby, London
  • James McAsh, NUS NEC
  • Newcastle Free Education Network (Open place)
  • Occupy Sussex (Women’s Place)
  • Occupy Sussex (Open Place)
  • Rosie Huzzard, Bradford College and NUS NEC
  • UCL Defend Education (Open Place)
  • UCL Defend Education (Women’s Place)
  • 1 vacant post (Women’s Place)

Scotland Region:

  • Alannah Ainslie
London Region:
  • Michael Chessum, London

The Women’s campaign, Disabled campaign and LGBTQ+ Campaign each have one NC representative and a committee.

Women’s Campaign:

  • Kate Harris

Disabled Campaign:

  • Matthew Reuben and James Elliot (co-option)

Black Power Campaign:

  • Omar Raii
  • Thais Yanez

LGBTQ Campaign:

  • Jack Saffery-Rowe


The National Committee has a number of sub-committees which exist to streamline their workload and ensure that the campaign runs smoothly. These are:

Press Committee

Communications Committee

Safer Spaces Committee

Membership Committee

Finance Committee