Socialist Environment and Resources Association
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The Socialist Environment and Resources Association (SERA), founded in 1973, is an independent environmental association affiliated to the UK Labour Party as a socialist society. More recently it has used the name 'SERA - the Labour Environment Campaign', rather than its full name.
SERA campaigns to promote sustainable environmental policies within government and the Labour Party. The National Secretary since 2009 is Melanie Smallman and the co-chairs are Leonie Cooper and Martin Tiedemann.
SERA has approximately one thousand members, and has good links both within the UK Labour Party and outside the Labour Party with many environmental groups. SERA has contributed to policy development on transport, energy, water, waste and biodiversity.
The SERA National Executive numbers 16 people, elected annually at an AGM held in September. Current members include Andrew Pakes, adviser to Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield and the shadow DEFRA secretary of state, Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test and Daniel Zeichner, a member of Labour's National Policy Forum.
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