The St Ives Constituency Labour Party’s Annual General Meeting 2021 will be held on Wednesday, 14th July at 7pm by Zoom.
All CLP Officer roles are up for election – and I hope that you will feel up to standing for one of them!
Here is a brief description on each role and if you have any questions please feel free to ask!
You must have been a member for eight weeks to stand and the deadline for receipt of your nomination is noon on Tuesday, 6th July. Only those positions (if any) where no-one has stood for nomination by the deadline, will be open to nominations from the floor at the AGM. Roles can now be shared (by a maximum of 2) apart from the Chair and Treasurer
Officers (voting members):
Chair (and deputy treasurer) – Provides leadership and strategic direction within the CLP. Role requires impartiality, co-ordination, diligence, excellent communication and leadership skills. Ensures everyone feels included and has their say.
Vice-chair – Stands in for the Chair when they are not available.
Vice-chair/membership – Leads on member retention, recruitment and engagement. Needs to be organised, personable, committed to developing local membership and activity.
Secretary – Needs to be organised, with good admin skills, able to work as part of a team, show initiative and able to juggle many responsibilities.
Treasurer – Ensures CLP complies with party funding laws as well as helping to build financial resources needed to run effective campaigns by setting budgets and fundraising targets.
Policy Officer – Key roles and responsibilities include organising events and discussions, making submissions to the National Policy Forum (NPF), and supporting the submission of the CLP’s motion to Annual Conference.
Women’s Officer – Represents women members on the executive and takes leading role in making sure campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with women voters.
BAME Officer – Ensures BAME members are fully involved in the work of the local party and takes leading role in making sure campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with BAME voters.
LGBT+ Officer – Represents LGBT+ members on the executive and takes leading role in making sure campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with LGBT+ voters.
Youth Officer – responsible for ensuring voices of young members are heard and respected within the CLP.
Disability officer – Ensures disabled members are fully involved in the work of the local party and takes leading role in making sure campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with disabled voters.
Trade Union Liaison Officer (TULO) (must be a member of an affiliated TU) – Strengthens the link between the affiliated TUs and the Party at a local level.
Business Liaison Officer (BULO) – Helps the CLP work with those businesses that have our shared Labour values at their core in promoting our vision for a fairer society.
Rural Affairs Officer – Leads the CLP in the policy areas which are the leading issues in Rural areas and nationally and where Labour leads the national debate.
Political Education Officer – Helps to provide a programme of relevant, interesting political education events and activities throughout the year.
Communications and Social Media Officer – Ensures the CLP has a positive, informative and inclusive presence online as well as working with regional office to increase the profile of candidates and campaigns in local media.
Policy Officer – Helps to facilitate discussions around policy topics, inform members about the process of party policy formation, encourages members to take part in consultation events.
Coordinators (non-voting members):
Membership Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Community Involvement Coordinator
Information Technology Coordinator