Meet the Committee
Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party (CLP) operates an All Members structure where members and affiliated supporters attend monthly All Member Meetings (AMMs). Member meetings are the primary decision-making body of the CLP. An elected Executive Committee (EC) makes the day-to-day operational and administrative decisions, and reports to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and AMMs.
As well as an Executive Committee, the CLP can elect Coordinators to take the lead on particular areas of interest to help the local Party undertake important jobs or connect with the wider community. For example business liaison, assistant secretary, membership engagement, fundraising, etc. These coordinators are not members of the Executive Committee but work closely with them sharing their expertise and knowledge.
The Executive Committee is made up of the elected *Executive Officers, Branch Secretaries, the Assistant Womans Co-ordinator, and the IT and Data Lead. All are full EC members with voting rights.
From time to time other people may be invited to come along to Executive Committee meetings as attendees but these people do not have full member voting rights.
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The Executive Committee
Executive Officers (at least 50% must be women )
Chair Kim Taylor: Email
Chairs EC and Member meetings. Provides leadership and coordinates strategic development of the CLP with other officers.
Supports EC and Member meetings with agendas and minutes acts as a contact point for CLP correspondence.
Acts in absence of Chair and support other officers in their work..
Membership Secretary Vice Chair Jacky Tustain: Email
Works with officers to develop member engagement and correspond with members about membership questions and welcomes new members. Provides Councillors with up-to-date membership lists and prepares registers for constitutional membership meetings.
Treasurer Andrew McCormick: Email
Manages CLP finances, keeps accountsPolicy Officer Vacant
Encourages local party members and supporters to participate and play a full and active part in policy making.
Women’s Officer Steph Grant
Chairs Women’s Forum. Works to increase the involvement of women in all aspects of the constituency
Youth Officer Bradley David Phillips
Represents young members (age 26 & under) at a local level and takes the lead on making sure the local party engages with key issues and campaigns that are important to young voters. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and have fun, rewarding experiences – and the role plays such an important part in the local party and community.
BAME Officer Shibaji Shresthra and Sajish Tom (job share):
Engaging with and representing the views of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority voters is hugely important to the Labour Party – to ensure the views of these communities are not only listened to, but are reflected in Labour’s policy making. BAME Officers are at the forefront of this, ensuring that people’s views are heard, and BAME people feel welcomed and empowered in the party.
LGBT Officer Vacant
The local representative of LGBTQ+ members within the CLP, works to ensure that members are fully involved in the work of the local party. They also take a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with LGBTQ+ voters in the community.
Communications & Social Media Officer: Alex Lee
This is a brand new role elected to for the first time in the 2018 AGM. Provides communication materials, including social media, to support campaigns and events. Takes the lead on Labour’s National Campaign Days and works with other officers to provide newsletters, content for the website and other communications to members, supporters and the general public.
Trade Union Liaison Officer Vacant:
TULO Officers work with other CLP Officers to involve local trade unions and union members in the Party’s structures and campaigns in order to grow the joint campaigning capacity of the local Party and affiliated trade unions – whether that’s electoral campaigning or raising the profile of issues that affect workers at a local level.
Disabilities Officer: Steve Drake
Act as representative of disabled members within the CLP, and works to ensure that disabled members are fully involved in the work of the local party, as well as taking a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with disabled voters.
Political education officer: James Friis
Working closely with policy Officer and others to offer members opportunities for political education, through interesting, informative discussions. Contact experts, organisations and campaigns, locally and nationally to help fill the CLP calendar with engaging events. Can work with other CLPofficers such as youth officer to reach out and informs the wider community about Labour’s message and the importance of participation in politics
Other full Members of the Executive Committee (not Officers and no gender balance applies):
IT & Data Lead Vacant
Takes the lead maintaining Parties Voter identification system, inputting data and producing reports for Councillors and other officers. Audit and maintain a list of all CLP IT systems and users adding and removing users as required ensuring any GDPR forms are completed by users and a log of forms is kept. Maintain Where practicable, also assisting in maintaining the website.
Assistant Women’s Co-ordinator: Hannah Aldous
Works with the Women’s Officer to arrange women forum meetings to help increase the participation of women within the CLP (as campaigners, activists, councillor candidates and policy makers, for example).
Assistant Membership Officer: Tom Cusack
Works with the Vice Chair Membership to help increase the participation of member within the CLP.
Branch Secretaries Genevieve Dady (NW Branch)
Other non-voting attendees of the Executive Committee:
(Ex officio) Labour Group Observer:
(Ex officio) Local Elections Procedures Secretary
Other CLP Functional Officers (not members of the Executive Committee but play a part in developing key areas locally):
Membership retention and recruitment co-ordinator: Vacant
As CLP Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, you will support and take direction from the CLP Vice Chair Membership. Your role will be to ensure your local party continues to grow, remaining vibrant, diverse and inclusive. Job description
Business Liaison Lead: Vacant
Labour members own or run small businesses, work in medium and large-sized companies and hold senior management positions throughout the business community. A key responsibility is to work with the Trade Union Liaison Officer to promote the partnership between government, business and the trade unions – building relationships, feeding into policy forums on business issues and helping to develop pro-business policies for the next manifesto. Labour is the Party of business!
Student Lead: Vcant
Represents younger members (age 19 & under) at a local level and takes the lead on making sure the local party engages with key issues and campaigns that are important to young voters and students. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and have fun, rewarding experiences – and the role plays such an important part in the local party and community.
Community Liaison Lead: Vacant
Act as a link between the CLP and the wider community. This role suits someone with an interest in community organising and campaigning and can liaise with community groups such homeless groups or food banks to find out what issues they care about and bringing these back to the CLP Executive Committee, or helping members get involved with community events like food bank collections. Can work with other officers like disability officer.
The role of the Auditor is to inspect the CLPs annual statement of accounts prepared by the Treasurer before they are approved by the General Meeting of the CLP. The Treasurer produces an annual Statement of Accounts every year. This has to be approved by a general meeting in the first quarter of the following year and forwarded to Labour’s Governance and Legal Unit by 30 April. So the work of an auditor is time-limited (1 to 2 hours) and mostly occurs in February. Auditors are not members of the Executive Committee.
Other volunteering opportunities
Not quite ready for and elected post? Why not volunteer to help out in a less official capacity.
Ward officers help out the campaign team and Labour councillors to ensure that each ward is a campaign fighting force in local elections, by-elections and so that we’re campaign ready in the event of a General Election. Make the job as small or as big as you like.