How Your Local
Labour Party Works

How we work

The Labour Party is made up of smaller networks operating in all the different regions of the country. Through them, you can get involved with the party in your local area.

Constituency Labour Party (CLP)

Your CLP is your local party based on your constituency and it’s a hub of activity and community organising. 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.

Branch Labour Party (BLP)

Our CLP is organised into smaller units called branches. Branches get to choose the local council candidates to represent your area. These include Harrogate BLP & Knaresborough BLP.

The National Executive Committee (NEC)

The National Executive Committee is the governing body of the Labour Party, overseeing the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It sets strategic objectives on an annual basis and meets regularly to review the work of the party.

Creating Policy

There are several different ways policy is created in the Labour Party.
Local and regional Labour Policy Forums

As a member you may be invited to attend local and regional policy discussions throughout the year. Informal, friendly gatherings, each discussion makes submissions to the policy commissions via the Labour Policy Forum website.

Submissions to Labour Policy Forum do not have to stem from events. Anybody can share their views and ideas throughout the year on the Labour Policy forum website.

National Policy Forum (NPF)

The NPF meets several times a year to make sure that the direction of our policy reflects the broad consensus in the party. Between meetings, the representatives that make up the body liaise with the members, supporters and public who submit to Labour Policy Forum.

NPF representatives will respond to submissions made, ask questions and engage in ongoing debate about the issues that matter to you, feeding them back when the NPF meets to move our policy forward.

The National Policy Forum includes representatives of CLPs and regions, Labour Councillors, affiliated trade unions and socialist societies, the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP), the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP) and other groups within the Party.

If you’re interested in joining the Labour Party, or have any questions about any of our local activities then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. When contacting us, it’s helpful if you give your postal address then we can make sure we put you in touch with your local branch.

Get involved

People from all across Harrogate & Knaresborough have joined Labour to make sure their voice is heard and to work together to create a community that works for the many, not the few.

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