Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party Officer Elections for the year 2022/23 – AGM 30th of November 2022
This is the page where you can nominate yourself to stand for election to help support the work of the Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party. All posts are voluntary and do not come with remuneration other than the warm glow of good results and great company. More information about each role is here https://labour.org.uk/activist-hub/local-party-resources/local-party-guides/local-roleholder-descriptions/
Elections take place at the AGM. To comply with Party good practice guidance, nominations must be received in advance of the closing date, 26th of November 2022, and cannot be made on the night* because we will have to prepare ballots and print papers in advance.
The CLP team consists of an Executive Committee that does day-to-day organising for the CLP and Coordinating 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 local party’s day-to-day management, such as organising member meetings and campaigning activities. There is usually an evening committee meeting once a month. The EC is made up of Executive Officers and some other vital posts:
- Fourteen Executive Officers (EOs) with roles of Chair, Vice Chair Membership, Vice Chair Campaigns, Secretary, Treasurer, 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 to help with maintaining party information systems
All roles except Chair and Treasurer can be “job-shared”. Of the fourteen Executive Officer posts, at least three of the top six must be women, and overall, seven 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 engaging with particular 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 usually attend Executive Committee meetings.
Auditors – The Auditor’s role is to inspect the CLPs annual statement of accounts, as prepared by the Treasurer, before the March General Meeting of the CLP approves them. You should be numerate, and it’s even better if you have some understanding of accounts. The work of an auditor is time-limited and mainly occurs from January – March.
How to apply
For all posts – you must be a fully paid-up member of the Labour Party and have completed your eight week probationary period.
For the Youth Officer or Student Liaison Co-ordinator position, you must be aged 26 or under at the time of election.
For the position of Trade Union Liaison Officer (TULO), you must be a member of the 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.
* Party guidelines suggest nominations are not made on the night of the AGM to enable the ballot papers to be prepared. Nominations close on 25/11/22 at 11 pm.