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2021 is an election year for the Labour International Executive Committee (LIEC) and the first stage in the election process has now started.

The LIEC is the volunteer team who are responsible for the day to day running of Labour International.

As a Labour International member you are invited to stand as a candidate and/or to nominate other members.

Election Timetable

  • 18th February – nominations close
  • 21st February – ballot opens
  • 21st March – ballot closes
  • 22nd March – results announced
  • 28th March AGM online – the new committee takes over.

Election Organisation

Les Adams – Vice-chair Membership, Anne Wafer – Communications Officer, were appointed as the election sub-committee by the LIEC meeting on 10th January.

The election scrutineer is Luke Akehurst – NEC member.
Officers to be Elected

Voting Positions

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

Non-voting Positions

  • Regional Coordinator – The Americas
  • Regional Coordinator – Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Regional Coordinator – Asia, Australasia and Pacific

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

Job role descriptions for all these positions will be posted on the LI website over the next few days.


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, plus at least half of the remaining 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 will be adjudicated by the election scrutineer.


A candidate can be nominated either by two individual members of LI or by one branch. Evidence of a valid nomination by a branch must be submitted.

A nomination form is provided here for download in two formats. Use the one you prefer.

Completed nomination forms should be submitted to
by midnight UK time on Thursday 18th February 2021


All LI members are eligible to vote in this election if their fees are fully paid up by the close of nominations. Any members in arrears will be notified and given the opportunity to clear them in time to vote.

Voting will be OMOV by ATV using online ballots sent by email. Postal ballots will be sent to members who haven’t provided an email address. You will receive more information about voting when the ballot is due to open.

Term of Office

The newly elected officers take up their positions at the AGM on 28 March, after a one-week handover period. Their term of office runs until the AGM in 2023.

Please contact us with any queries about this election

Anne Wafer and Les Adams
LIEC Election Sub-Committee 2021

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