As well as attending events, campaigning and supporting Labour, there are roles you can hold to represent the Labour Party in Bishop’s Ward.
Our Branch Labour Party (BLP) is managed by the members who elect officers to administer the BLP. Additional co-ordinator roles depend on local needs. Roleholders form the Executive Committee which puts into effect the decisions of members, co-ordinate local action and report back to all members.
All roles will be up for election on 9 February 2021, at our next Annual General Meeting (AGM).
|Chair||Facilitates meetings, decisions and ensures the local party operates fairly and openly by ensuring everyone is listened to and has their say.||More info|
|Secretary||Supports meetings with agendas and minutes, and acts as contact point for correspondence.||More info|
|Treasurer||Takes charge of the local party’s finances, and helps the local party build the financial resources to run effective campaigns by setting budgets and fundraising targets.||More info|
|Vice-Chair||Stands in when the Chair is not available and helps the other officers make sure everything gets done.||More info|
|Women's Officer||Represents women members and ensures the local party engages with women voters.||More info|
At least half of the principal officers must be women.
There are also other potential roles, including:
|Membership Secretary||Leads on engagement and retention ensuring the local party grows, and members feel valued, are up to date on how they can get involved and get as much as they can out of their membership.||More info|
|Policy Officer||Leads policy making process and encourages members to help develop Labour Party policy.||More info|
|BAME Officer||Represents BAME members and ensures the local party engages with Black Asian and Ethnic Minority voters.||More info|
|LGBT+ Officer||Represents LGBT members and ensures the local party engages with LGBT voters.||More info|
|Disability Officer||Represents disabled members and ensures the local party engages with disabled voters.||More info|
|Youth Officer||Represents young members and makes sure the local party engages with young voters.||More info|
|Trade Union Liaison Officer||Strengthens the link between affiliated trade unions and the local party.||More info|
|Political Education Officer||Organises and facilitates regular political education events and discussions.||More info|
|Communications and Social Media Officer||Works on the branch's communications strategy, to increase the local party’s profile and campaigns in the local press. Co-ordinates a presence online and helps run digital channels.||More info|
|Campaign Co-ordinator||Leads on the planning and delivery of branch-based campaigning.||More info|
|Community Involvement Co-ordinator||Helps develop relationships between the local party and community, identify key issues, and work with community leaders and local people to develop and lead winnable campaigns.||More info|
|Social Secretary||Organises local social events for members of the branch. Has a crucial role of ensuring all social events are inclusive - with a friendly, welcoming environment.|
Become a CLP delegate
Get elected as a representative of your branch, and be able to vote in the General Committee meetings of Vauxhall CLP. This entitles you to a say in the decision-making process:
- At the Annual General meeting you will elect positions to the Executive Committee, which runs the CLP - including Chair, Secretary, Campaigns Officer, Youth Officer, Women's Officer and more.
- Vote on motions which branches have passed
- Elect delegates to Labour's regional and national conferences, and to other bodies and forums