Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party Officer Elections for the year 2020 – 2021
This is the page where you can nominate yourself to stand for election to help support the work of Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party. You will be able to help build up our local party which helps us win local and national elections. All posts are voluntary and do not come with any remuneration other than the warm glow of good works and great company. More information about each role is on our ‘Meet the Committee’ page.
Elections take place at the AGM. To comply with Party good practice guidance nominations must be received in advance by the closing date 20th November 2020 and cannot be made on the night because we will be conducting the ballot by a new online system and we need to put the nominations in before the meeting.
The CLP team consists of an Executive Committee that does day to day organising for the CLP and Co-ordinating officers who take a special interest in a particular area like fundraising for example as well as two auditors.
Executive Committee (EC) This committee is responsible for the day to day management of the local party such as organising member meetings, and campaigning activities. There is usually a committee meeting once a month. The EC is made up of Executive Officers and some additional key posts:
- Fourteen Executive Officers (EO’s) with roles of Chair, V Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Policy Officer, Woman Officer, Comms and Social Media Officer, BAME Officer, Disabilities Officer, LGBT+ Officer, Youth Officer, TULO and Political Education Officer.
- Branch Secretaries
- Women’s Co-ordinator to assist Women’s Officer
- IT and Data Officer
All roles except Chair and Treasurer can be “job-shared” and the of the fourteen Executive Officer posts at least three of the top six must be women and overall 7 must must be women.
CLP Coordinators – Coordinators are not members of the EC and are elected to help do specific things such as fund-raising, taking minutes, organising social events or to engage with specific groups of members and the community such as students or the business community. They might also work closely with others, for example the Fundraising coordinator might work closely with the Treasurer. These roles do not usualy attend Executive Committee meetings.
Auditors – The role of the Auditor is to inspect the CLPs annual statement of accounts prepared by the Treasurer before they are approved by the March General Meeting of the CLP. You should be numerate and its even better if you have some understanding of accounts. The work of an auditor is time-limited and mostly occurs in January – March.
How to apply
For all posts – you must be a fully paid-up member of the Labour Party and have completed your 8 week probationary period.
For the position of Youth Officer or Student liaison Co-ordinator you must be aged under 25 at the time of election.
For the position of Trade Union Liaison Officer (TULO) you must be member of TUC-affiliated union and pay your union’s political levy.
For the position of Woman’s Officer or Women’s Co-ordinator you must define your gender as a woman.
You can self-nominate by completing the relevant online form below. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Nominations cannot be made on the night of the AGM to comply with Party guidelines and enable the ballot to be prepared. Nominations close on 20/11/20 at 10pm.