Labour Party (LP) / Labour International (LI) relationship/structure
Labour International (LI) has the status of a Constituency Labour Party (CLP) which means we are entitled send delegates to annual conference, are represented on the National Policy Forum, can nominate for national committees and make supporting nominations in leadership elections.
At June 2018, we have more than 3300 members spread across the world. This makes LI one of the largest CLPs in the Labour Party, but owing to the distance, time-zone and cultural differences of our members’ countries of residence, it is an enormous task to keep everybody updated and involved!
The National Executive Committee (NEC) in the UK is the governing body of the Labour Party. The National Executive Committee is elected every two years. In the UK, CLPs send delegates to various regional and district bodies. The LI Coordinating Committee (LICC) is not part of that structure. We are assisted, however, by an NEC Liaison, currently Ann Black. The Labour Party Rulebook 2018 can be seen here.
The current LICC, as of June 2018, consists of 6 elected officers who vote on LI issues : two co-chairs, a secretary, a treasurer, a communications officer and a membership secretary. In February 2018, 8 co-opted non-voting officers were added to the LICC to help with the increased workload of an expanding membership.
For further details about the LICC officer roles, please see the LICC page.