National Committee

The current National Committee was elected at the NCAFC National Conference on 12-14 December 2014. It has responsibility for what the NCAFC does in between conferences.

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.


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

  • Deborah Hermanns, London
  • Matt Myers, LSE
  • Zakir Gull, Oxford
  • Hope Warsdale, Warwick
  • Ben Towse, UCL
  • Fred Craig, Manchester
  • Oktay Cinpolat, Day-Mer Community Group
  • Omar Raii, UCL
  • Max O’Donnell-Savage, Sussex
  • Annie Teriba, Oxford
  • Hannah Sketchley, UCL
  • Mohammed Mumit, Birmingham
  • Helena Hinkle, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Defend Education (Women’s Place)

Scotland Region:

  • Temporarily Alannah Ainslie (Aberdeen)
London Region:
  • Temporarily Michael Chessum

Midlands Region:

  • Callum and Luke (Warwick)

Middle-North Region:

  • Josh Berlyne (Sheffield)

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

Women’s Caucus:

  • Hattie Craig (Birmingham) and Beth Redmond (City & Islington College)

Disabled Caucus:

  • James Elliot (Oxford), Rachel O’Brien (Birmingham) and Tanju Cakar (Sheffield)

Black Power Caucus:

  • Sara Dagha and Minesh Parekh (Sheffield)

LGBTQ Caucus:

  • Raquel Palmeira (UCL)


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