Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party Officer Elections for the year 2020 – 2021
This is the page where you can nominate yourself to stand for election for an officer post 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 below and cannot be made on the night.
Our team consists of
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 :
- Fourteen Executive Officers (EO’s) roles
- 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 seven must be women.
CLP Coordinators – Not Executive Committee member posts
Coordinators are not members of the Executive Committee and are elected to help do specific things such as helping with 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. When attending Executive Committee meetings, coordinators can participate in discussions but they cannot propose or second motions, or vote. All Co-ordinators can job share if they wish.
Auditors – not a member of the Executive Committee
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
Closing date and applications
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 ballot papers to be prepared.
Nominations close on 19/1/20 at 11pm.
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.
Use The forms below to apply
Ward Officers – Unofficial Volunteer role
This is a new idea and an opportunity for members to help out without feeling the burden of an “official” officer role.
Ward officers will get involved helping out in a “ward”. Although there is a boundary review so some wards might change at the end of November, we thought we would advertise for volunteers now. You are not limited to volunteering for the ward you live in.
We hope Ward Officers are going to be a great help to the campaign team and Labour Councillors. They can help out with organising members in the ward for delivering leaflets, highlighting local issues, or other activities like helping out on a polling day, or even social events in a ward.
It’s a volunteer role and you can shape it according to your skills and time. You will not be on your own, you will be part of a team and will get the help and support you need. It might be you know some one who would like to buddy up with you to help out – that would be great too.
We will contact you after the AGM for a chat about what you think you can do to help and which ward you would like to be involved with.