Danielle Stone

Northampton Borough/County Councillor

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What is the Labour Party? (Taken from the LP web site)

Labour has only been in government for four short periods of the 20th century. However its achievements have revolutionised the lives of the British people. The values Labour stands for today are those which have guided it throughout its existence.

• social justice
• strong community and strong values
• reward for hard work
• decency
• rights matched by responsibilities

How the party works

As a democratic, socialist party we welcome people to join the party from all walks of life, have their say and influence policy. We welcome membership applications from individuals, families, young people, students, workers, unemployed, older people - anyone with an interest in building a better Britain.

To newcomers, working out how everything fits together can seem a bit of a maze - but don’t let that put you off as there’s a common goal: ensuring the party remains open and democratic and helps maintain contact between the party, the people and the government. Our structure, with the popular policy forums, enables more people than ever before to have their say.

Where you fit in

New ideas are vital if the party is to grow and develop - and we welcome your views and experiences. From your local branch to conference, the party structure has been devised so that Labour Party members can have a say on policy and contribute to our next general election manifesto.

The set up

Branch (BLP)
Your local party, based on the ward boundaries for the election of councillors. A lot of Labour Party activity takes place at branch level. Labour members can take part in choosing local council candidates.

Constituency (CLP)
Made up of several branches and based on the electoral area for the election of MPs. Via your CLP, you can choose the members from your area to represent you at annual conference and you can help select your parliamentary candidate.

Local and regional policy forums
As a member you will be invited to attend local and regional policy forums throughout the year. Informal, friendly gatherings, they are places where you can discuss party policy. Each policy forum makes submissions to the policy commissions. This is where you can contribute to our next manifesto.

National Policy Forum (NPF)
Your CLP delegates to conference choose people to serve on the NPF, which also has representatives from local government. The NPF meets several times a year to make sure that policy documents reflect the broad consensus in the party.

Policy commissions
Eight policy commissions cover different aspects of policy such as welfare, health, crime and justice. They are made up of representatives from the government, the NPF and the NEC, who meet to discuss submissions from branches, CLPs, policy forums and affiliates. They prepare policy papers to be considered by members and others.

National Executive Committee (NEC)
Made up of representatives from each section of the party - government, MPs, MEPs, councillors, trade unions and CLPs. Members vote for their CLP representatives in a ballot each year. The NEC sets the party's objectives and oversees the running of the party nationally.

Annual Conference

The ultimate authority in the party, conference decides the policy framework from which the next manifesto will be drawn and sets party rules. Conference considers the policy papers prepared by the policy commissions after consulting local parties. Members choose delegates to conference - and those delegates could include you.

Labour's National Executive Committee

The National Executive Committee is the governing body of the Labour Party that oversees the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It carries out this role by setting strategic objectives on an annual basis and meeting regularly to review the work of the party in these areas.

All members of the NEC are members of the National Policy Forum. This body oversees the development of party policy through a rolling programme of policy development. Throughout the year, NEC members participate with government ministers in Labour Party policy commissions that prepare reports on different areas of policy which are then presented to and consulted on with the party membership before going to annual conference.

This forms the basis of Labour’s general election manifesto. The NEC is also responsible for upholding the rules of the party and propriety of Labour selection processes.

Labour's National Executive Committee

The work of the NEC

The National Executive Committee is the governing body of the Labour Party that oversees the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It carries out this role by setting strategic objectives on an annual basis and meeting regularly to review the work of the party in these areas.

All members of the NEC are members of the National Policy Forum. This body oversees the development of party policy through a rolling programme of policy development. Throughout the year, NEC members participate with government ministers in Labour Party policy commissions that prepare reports on different areas of policy which are then presented to and consulted on with the party membership before going to annual conference.

This forms the basis of Labour’s general election manifesto. The NEC is also responsible for upholding the rules of the party and propriety of Labour selection processes.


Who’s on the NEC?

The NEC is structured so as to represent all key stakeholders in the party. As at September 2011 its membership is:






































Work for the Labour Party.

The party offers employment and volunteering opportunities.  Check out this web site.

http://www.labour.org.uk/careers


Leader Ed Miliband

Deputy Leader Harriet Harman

  

Treasurer Diana Holland

Opposition Front Bench  Sadiq Khan

Opposition Front Bench  Angela Eagle

Opposition Front Bench  Tom Watson

EPLP Leader  Glenis Willmott MEP

Young Labour  Callum Munro

Div. I - Trade Unions  Keith Birch  

Div. I - Trade Unions  Jim Kennedy

Div. I - Trade Unions  Harriet Yeo (Vice Chair)

Div. I - Trade Unions  Paddy Lillis

Div. I - Trade Unions  Wendy Nichols

Div. I - Trade Unions  Andy Kerr  

Div. I - Trade Unions  Martin Mayer

Div. I - Trade Unions  Mary Turner

Div. I - Trade Unions  Jennie Formby

Div. I - Trade Unions  Andy Worth

Div. I - Trade Unions  Susan Lewis

Div. II - Socialist Societies  Conor McGinn

Div. II - Socialist Societies   Keith Vaz MP

Div. III - CLPs  Ken Livingstone

Div. III - CLPs  Johanna Baxter

Div. III - CLPs  Ann Black

Div. III - CLPs  Ellie Reeves

Div. III - CLPs  Christine Shawcroft

Div. III - CLPs  Luke Akehurst

Div. IV - Labour Councillors  Dave Sparks

Div. IV - Labour Councillors  Ann Lucas

Div. V - PLP/EPLP   Margaret Beckett

Div. V - PLP/EPLP  Dennis Skinner

Div. V - PLP/EPLP  Michael Cashman MEP (Chair)

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