Labour Party Women’s Conference will be entirely online this year, on 26th and 27th June.
CLPs can appoint delegates, submit motions, and nominate candidates for the Women’s Committee, which will, for the first time, be elected by Women’s Conference.
Labour International can select up to two women to attend as delegates, but if there are two, at least one must identify as BAME, LGBT+ or disabled. LI women members can be nominated as delegates if they have been individual members of the Party for at least 6 months on 10 May 2021, which is the deadline for .applications If you are interested in being a delegate contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National Women’s Committee
This year, for the first time, the National Women’s Committee will be elected by the delegates at Women’s Conference. There are six places to be elected for a term of 2 years, and each CLP or women’s branch can make 6 nominations. This nomination process will run in parallel with the process of proposing and electing CLP delegates and motions. To be validly nominated, candidates must have 12 continuous months membership of the party by 10 May 2021, and be nominated by at least five CLPs or Women’s Branches.
LI women can decide on and submit a motion to Women’s Conference. Our motion must be submitted online by our CLP chair or secretary before the deadline on 28 May 2021. The delegates at Women’s Conference will vote to send two motions to Annual Conference.
It will be possible to attend as a visitor but applications aren’t open yet. The online sign-up form we linked to in the last newsletter was, we’ve been told, set up erroneously and has now been removed. Any registration made using it will not be valid. The organisers say they will try to contact anyone who has used it to explain the situation..
- Delegate applications open – Midnight Friday 18 December 2020
- Closing date for delegate applications – Midnight Monday 10 May 2021
- Closing date for women’s committee nominations – Midnight Monday 10 May 2021
- Priorities ballot opens – Monday 31 May 2021
- Priorities ballot closes – Midday Friday 11 June 2021
- Deadline for motions – Midday Friday 28 May 2021
- Deadline for Emergency motions – Midday Thursday 20 June 2021
- Motion Appeals – Date to follow
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Go to the Women’s Conference Information for CLPs web page to learn more and submit motions and nominations. More information about nominations and motions will be sent lo LI women members at a later date.
You can also join the LI Women Facebook group for discussions and updates.