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.
With over 2500 members, LI is one of the largest CLPs in the Labour Party, but owing to distance, time zones and cultural differences, it requires considerable effort to keep everybody up-to-date and involved.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) in the UK is the governing body of the Labour Party. We are assisted by an 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 Labour International Rules.
The Labour International Executive Committee (LIEC) consists of 14 elected voting officers, together with 3 non-voting regional coordinators. Policy decisions are made by a General Committee of delegates from each branch.