How it all works
The structure of the Labour Party mirrors the electoral map of the UK. The smallest unit is the ward which are represented by our three local councillors. Together, a number of wards combine to form constituencies for the purposes of national elections and boroughs who manage local government. The Labour Party has groups and forums that support all of these levels.
Branch Labour Party (BLP)
Branch Labour Parties (BLPs) can send motions to and have representation at Constituency Labour Party (CLP) meetings.
What happens at Branch Labour Party meetings?
Branches discuss political issues; plan local campaigning activities; send motions to the CLP meetings; nominate officers for the CLP; select local council candidates and participate in trigger ballots for sitting MPs.
Every member is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend branch meetings.
When does the branch meet?
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Due to Covid-19, we're currently meeting via Zoom. Our branch secretary will email you with the details for these virtual meetings.
Below are the upcoming meeting dates for the next few months.
Our AGM will be taking place via Zoom on 9 February 2021.
|Tuesday||8 December 2020||7pm|
|Tuesday||12 January 2021||7pm|
|Tuesday||9 February 2021||7pm|
|Tuesday||9 March 2021||7pm|
|Tuesday||13 April 2021||7pm|
|Tuesday||11 May 2021||7pm|
If you prefer not to join the meetings, there are still countless ways you can help: by coming out canvassing on the doorsteps with us, manning street stalls, helping out at fundraising events, taking part in phone banks, delivering leaflets in your local area, or just by spending an afternoon stuffing envelopes.
Who are the officers of our branch?
|Chair||To chair meetings and provide leadership to the officer team and the branch||Ivor Dembina|
|Vice Chair||Acts in absence of the Chair and supports other officers in their work||Tom Williams|
|Secretary||Spokesperson for the party, and ensures the smooth running of the branch by setting meeting agendas, and manages communication with members and external bodies||Alan Morton-Smith|
|Treasurer||Manages the finances for the branch, ensuring that we have the required resources||Diane Sempare|
|Membership Secretary||Leads membership development activity||Jenny O'Neill|
Constituency Labour Party (CLP)
CLPs are based on the electoral district for the MP - in our case, Vauxhall. Vauxhall CLP operates a General Committee (GC) structure. This means that all members can attend, but only elected delegates can vote. Delegates are elected from Labour Party branches, affiliated trade union branches and socialist societies.
What happens at Constituency Labour Party meetings?
CLP meetings discuss political issues; plan local campaigning activities; send motions and delegates to Labour Party Conference; elect officers and establish an Executive Committee to oversee the day-to-day business of the constituency. Our CLP also organises hustings during candidate selections for our MP and London Assembly Member.
When does the CLP meet?
Vauxhall CLP normally meets on the last Thursday of every month. Due to Covid-19, the usual in-person meetings have been suspended. They're having Zoom meetings instead - the CLP secretary will send out the details via email.
Who are the officers of Vauxhall CLP?
Vauxhall CLP has a set of executive officers:
|Vice Chair (Membership)||Hannah O’Rourke|
|Vice Chair (Campaigns)||Joe Dharampal-Hornby|
|Youth Officer||Jasmin Beckett|
|Women’s Officer||Vaila McClure|
|BAME Officer||Tina Valcarcel|
|LGBT Officer||Jordan Cooper|
|Disability Officer||Fran Springfield|
|Community Engagement Officer||Jen Mills|
|Fundraising Officer||Pete Apps|
|Trade Union Liaison Officer||John Stuttle and Jackie Lewis (job share)|