Executive Committee Vision 2018-2019
Our constituency Executive Committee is already working together on lots of exciting projects and is currently crystalising the overall vision that will guide our focus and work as a constituency Labour Party through 2018-2019.
In the mean time, here are some of the objectives put forward by a number of our Executive Committee members when they stood for election at our June 2018 Annual General Meeting for the 2018-2019 period.
1. Support for the party leadership and for Labour to present a radical alternative to the Tories, based on socialist principles.
2. An outward-looking CLP that gets involved in local campaigns and trade union disputes, not just elections.
3. A welcoming party. We want to win people over, including those from other parties, and leverage their life experience, skills and knowledge to build our people-powered movement.
4. Diversity. A broad-based and diverse Executive Committee, with representation from all socialist traditions. Positive steps to build a more diverse party, including new self-organised, BAME, Women’s, Disability and LGBT forums and Young Labour group.
5. Transparency. Minutes of GC and EC meetings to be sent to all members.
6. Democracy. All key decisions to be made by the General Committee. The Executive Committee to be responsible for implementation.
7. More decision-making General Committee meetings so the party can keep abreast of current events.
8. A serious programme of political education, discussion and debate, with regular invited speakers.
9. Accessible, affordable social events. For example, film screenings and musical events.
10. A digital communications plan, including
10.1 An effective, informative website
10.2 Regular newsletters to members and supporters
10.3 A social media strategy that actively involves members and the wider community, particularly underrepresented groups
11. CLP officer positions to be filled by lay members, not combined with councillor positions to the detriment of both.
12. A membership drive to further increase the size of the party and involve more working class people. Street stalls at local events and a visible, real-world presence.