Welcome New Members
Five ways to get involved in the Labour Party
There are so many ways to get involved in the Labour Party. Here’s our top 5:
- Attend your local Constituency Labour Party (CLP) meetings. Hear from your local Member of Parliament, debate important local issues and discuss campaigning in your local area.
- Train to win. Look out for our training sessions that will give you the skills to play a key part in our path back to power. During the Covid-19 pandemic we will be holding online sessions for members and will send out details of upcoming sessions by email.
- Campaign in your local area MPs, local Councillors and members are always working hard for their communities; knocking on doors, leafleting and leading public meetings. Get involved – it’s where politics begins.
- Stand as a candidate After taking first steps into activism and local campaigning, the next step is to put yourself forward as a candidate. We are always looking for future candidates – especially members from under-represented groups.
- Attend North West Regional Conference Our Conference is a two day event and we host up to 1,000 Delegates and Visitors. It is a huge event – you’ll get to hear from the Shadow Cabinet, Mayors, Council Leaders, members and often the Leader of the Labour Party. What’s more is that we make it free for new members!
Labour Party Structures and Bodies
BLP (Branch Labour Party)
Your local party, based on ward boundaries for the election of Councillors. A lot of Labour Party activity takes place at branch level, it is from here that members take part in choosing local council candidates.
CLP (Constituency Labour Party)
Made up of several branches and based on the electoral area for the election of MPs. It is from here that you can help choose which members will represent you at Annual Conference.
The Local Campaign Forum – these are the committees that plan and organise election campaigning for different council areas. They shortlist potential local government candidates for members to vote on and work with CLPs and the national party to deliver winning campaigns.
The National Executive Committee is made up of elected representatives from every section of the Party – government, MPs, Councillors, trade unions and CLPs. Members vote for their CLP representative in a ballot every year. The NEC sets the Party’s objectives and oversees the running of the Party nationally.
The Parliamentary Labour Party is the group of Labour MPs in parliament.
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