Candidates can be nominated for the following officer positions for the upcoming LIEC election. Each position title is linked to a detailed Job Role Description in PDF format.

You can also download a nomination form

Voting Positions

Non-voting Positions

(The Americas; Africa, Europe and the Middles East; Asia, Australasia and Pacific)

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

These make up the volunteer team that manage LI on a day to day basis.


Elections for all officers of the LIEC are held every two years in odd-numbered years. The 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 mainly online and are OMOV using the ATV voting system. Postal votes are sent to the few members without email addresses.

All eligible LI members will be notified of the beginning of an election process, and given information about nominating candidates and voting.


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 want to represent..

A candidate for a regional coordinator position should belong to a branch in that region.

New Gender Rule

The gender quota rule has changed. In the past it was only necessary for at least half of the voting positions to be occupied by women.

But according to the 2020 rule book, at least 3 out of the first 6 positions on the list above must 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 don’t include the minimum numbers of women required, other women candidates may be substituted to achieve the correct minimum numbers. This is adjudicated by the election scrutineer.


A candidate can be nominated either by two individual members of LI or by one branch.

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to

By midnight on 18th February.


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