About Labour International

LABOUR’S INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

    The very nature of LI’s membership is such that many of us are internationally minded, typically in favour of European and global cooperation and a just international order based on democratic and egalitarian global values.
    Social democracy by nature shares these global values, and LI branches, groups, and individuals often develop very close relationships with sister parties in different countries, as well as with international organisations like Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists, for example, through joint activities and campaigns.
    We aim to use our broad international knowledge and links for the direct benefit of the UK Labour Party.

SOME THINGS WE DO

  • Participation in the Labour Party’s policy development processes.
  • Fund raising and election campaigning during UK and European elections.
  • Hosting and facilitating overseas visits of UK Labour Party members, elected representatives and ministers.
  • Globalisation has meant that a very broad section of British citizens now live around the world. Members of LI come from all walks of life and are of all ages. An important concern of LI is therefore campaigning for the rights of British citizens abroad, for example in areas such as pensions, voting and representation, medical services and similar civil rights.

LABOUR INTERNATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Promote the aims, values and objectives of the UK Labour Party.
  2. Provide a focal point for the social and political needs of Labour Party members and supporters living or working abroad either permanently or temporarily.
  3. Develop electoral support for the Party among British subjects abroad.
  4. Work with sister parties in different countries where these share the aims, values and objectives of the UK Labour Party.
  5. Develop the unique set of international competencies and talents of LI members for the benefit of both the Labour Party and the UK
  6. Support the Labour Party, as and when appropriate, through the raising of funds.

THE GLOBAL LABOUR NETWORK

  • With more than 2,400 members in over 60 countries LI can truly claim to be international in scope with a wide diversity of membership and interests represented.
  • LI has many contacts aound the world.
  • LI is managed by a six-member Labour International Coordinating Committee (LICC) elected by its members for a two-year term. LICC sees its role as representing the views and interests of LI members as the overseas Constituency Labour Party (CLP) Organisation.
  • The current LICC is as follows: Lorraine Hardy (secretary), Jenny Semahimbo (co-chair), Colin O'Driscoll (co-chair), David Rothery (treasurer), Jonathan Clyne (membership/branch & group liaison), Rowan Shaw (communications).
  • Membership of LI is not a condition for participation and many branches and groups encourage supporters as well as members of sister parties in other countries to take part in LI activities.

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commented 2018-03-08 11:51:13 +0000
Eligibility to join Labour International.

I would like to know if I members of LPNI are eligible to join Labour International.

As I’m sure you are aware, members of the UK Labour Party who reside in N. Ireland have been disenfranchised in that they can neither form local CLPs (N.I. as a whole being one CLP) nor stand candidates in any election, at any level, either National, Devolved Assembly or Local Council.
This situation is an infringement of our human rights as citizens of the UK and its legality is questionable to say the least.

The Party rules, which dictate this, are based on the mistaken notion that to allow us to function in the same way as the rest of the Party throughout the UK would be divisive, and that the Party would be seen to be taking sides in a divided society.
By some strange logic Labour policy makers have decided that N. Ireland is not an integral part of the UK, in the same way as either Wales or Scotland. In fact, N. Ireland is a more integral part of the UK since it does not hold the status of being a Country, unlike Wales and Scotland.

Since the Party refuses to recognise its N. I. Members as full citizens of the UK, then by the same logic we must be international members of the UK Labour Party, therefore eligible to join Labour International.

I await your reply in anticipation.
commented 2018-03-08 09:44:16 +0000
Eligibility to join Labour international.

As a Labour Party member in Northern Ireland I would like to know if I am eligible to join Labour International.
As I’m sure you are aware, members of the UK Labour Party who reside in N. Ireland have been disenfranchised in that they can neither form local CLPs (N.I. as a whole being one CLP) nor stand candidates in any election, at any level, either National, Devolved Assembly or Local Council.
This situation is an infringement of our human rights as citizens of the UK and its legality is questionable to say the least.

The Party rules, which dictate this, are based on the mistaken notion that to allow us to function in the same way as the rest of the Party throughout the UK would be divisive, and that the Party would be seen to be taking sides in a divided society.
By some strange logic Labour policy makers have decided that N. Ireland is not an integral part of the UK, in the same way as either Wales or Scotland. In fact, N. Ireland is a more integral part of the UK since it does not hold the status of being a Country, unlike Wales and Scotland.

Since the Party refuses to recognise its N. I. Members as full citizens of the UK, then by the same logic we must be international members of the UK Labour Party, therefore eligible to join Labour International.

I await your reply in anticipation.
commented 2018-03-08 08:38:07 +0000
Hi
Not sure if my previous post was accepted. It was about over 3000 members in Northern Ireland , having no influence or inclusion in elections.
I also asked if your LICC member “ Jonathan Clyne “ is the same who went to Bradford community college around 1990.
Regards
Keith Todd

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