Labour International Structure and Relationship with the Labour Party

Labour International (LI) has the status of a Constituency Labour Party (CLP) which means we are entitled to 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 had 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.  We are assisted by our  NEC Liaison Officer who is appointed from current members of the NEC.

The  structure and function of Labour International are governed both by the Labour Party Rulebook and by the specific set of Labour International Rules. See our Information for Members page for the most recent versions of both.

The current Labour International Executive Committee (LIEC) consists of 14 elected officers who vote on LI issues, plus 3 non-voting regional coordinators.  Policy decisions are made by a General Committee of delegates from each branch..

For a list of the current LIEC officers please see the LIEC page


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