• Secretary: Anne Greenslade
  • Chair: Sharon Wilkinson
  • Vice Chair: Malcolm Millais
  • Treasurer: Charles James
  • GC delegate: Alex Cookman

Branch meetings: monthly, on the second Sunday.

Portugal branch members meeting in Lisbon
Portugal branch members meeting in Lisbon

The Portugal branch was established in the summer of 2018. We immediately made the decision to use our meetings for political discussion, to limit them to 1 hour, and to share email addresses in an informal ‘forum’ to continue conversations between meetings.

The branch has maintained approx. 20% attendance at meetings, hosted several guest speakers and drafted motions which have been carried through LIGC. The forum enables us to share and develop ideas in greater depth than a single monthly meeting allows.

Our members live all over Portugal, so we meet on Zoom; but we all get together at least once a year in Lisbon for lunch.

During the 2019 general election members campaigned for Labour in a variety of ways; phone banking, text banking and research via Momentum and Dialogue, social media, and on doorsteps in UK constituencies. Most of us live too far apart to work together, except for the Lisbon members, but others campaigned separately

There is also a Lisbon Group that meets every month in one of the Lisbon cafes for discussions, film shows and campaign planning.

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