The results for the 2023 LIEC elections were announced at the Annual General Meeting on 30 April, when the new officers took over their roles:

  • Chair, Vice-Chair, Vice-Chair / Membership, Secretary, Treasurer, Policy Officer, Disability Officer, LGBT+ Officer, Youth Officer, Trade Union Liaison Officer, Political Education Officer, Communications and Social Media Officer

Consult the Contacts page for emails and further details.

The following positions are currently vacant:

  • Women’s Officer
  • BAME Officer
  • 3 Regional Officers; Europe, Middle East and Africa; The Americas; Asia-Pacific)
  • Data Protection Officer (non-voting)

The vacant positions may be filled in due course, with a view to gender parity.

The full LIEC Elections Guide, with details of officer roles is available in pdf format. This page offers a summary of the process below.

The elections held in early 2023 followed this schedule:

  • Nominations for officer positions: 17th February – 13th March.
  • Balloting: 20th March – 10th April.
  • Returning officer meeting to take place in the week of 11th – 14th April.
  • Results announced at the LI General Committee meeting (or as soon as possible): 15th April.
  • 2 weeks allowed for new officers to liaise with incumbents and prepare for handover.
  • The new committee takes up posts at the LI AGM: 30th April

About LIEC elections

  • Elections are held every two years in odd-numbered years. Newly elected officers take up their positions at the next AGM. By-elections can also be held if vacancies occur during a term of office.
  • Elections are held online, one member one vote (OMOV) using the Alternative Transferrable Vote (ATV) system. Postal votes are sent to members without email addresses.
  • All eligible LI members are notified of the election process, and given information about nominating candidates and procedures.
  • Candidates can be nominated for the following officer roles in LIEC elections. Each position is linked to a detailed job description in PDF format.
  • A candidate can be nominated by two individual members of LI or by one branch.
  • These positions are not remunerated.

Voting officers

  • Chair*
  • Vice-chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer*
  • Vice-chair Membership
  • Policy and Campaigns Officer
  • BAME Officer
  • LGBT+ Officer
  • Women’s Officer
  • Disabilities and Carers Officer
  • Youth Officer
  • Trade Union Liaison Officer
  • Political Education Officer
  • Communications and Social Media Officer

Co-opted voting officers

(subject to confirmation of a rule change passed at the AGM of 30 April 2023)

  • 3 Regional Officers: The Americas; Africa, Europe and the Middle East; Asia-Pacific

Co-opted non-voting officer

  • Data Protection Officer

*All positions are open to job-sharing by two members, except for Chair and Treasurer.


  • Any member of Labour International who has been a Labour Party member for at least 12 months on the closing date of nominations is eligible to be nominated as a candidate.
  • Youth Officer candidates must be aged under 27 on the closing date of nominations.
  • Candidates for BAME, Women’s, LGBT+ and Disabilities and Carers’ Officers must identify as a member of the group they seek to represent.
  • A candidate for a regional coordinator position should belong to a branch in that region.

Gender parity

At least 3 of the first 6 positions on the above list of voting officers shall be occupied by women, and at least half of the total voting positions. A woman job-sharing counts as half a position for this calculation. If the winners of the ballot do not include the minimum number of women required, other women candidates may be promoted to achieve parity.

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