Labour Party Conference Delegates 2018
CLPs around the country are taking important internal decisions relating to Labour Party Annual Conference. Last year we estimated that around 70% of conference delegates had direct links to Momentum. This is totally unrepresentative of the wider Labour Party membership, of which still a tiny percentage are Momentum members. Nevertheless, our presence at Labour Party Conference Last year helped force a compromise on the controversial McDonnell Amendment.
This year, Conference will be voting on the proposals outlined in the 'Democracy Review' which is being conducted over the coming months. This review covers all aspects of internal party democracy. You can read about its parameters and our recommendations here. We must make sure we have enough mainstream-Labour delegates at Conference this year to veto any proposals in this review designed to consolidate power to the Hard-Left. We also need delegates on Conference Floor to drive the debate on to issues which matter to our voters and the communities we seek to serve.
Here is what we need you to do:
Click here to let us know when your CLP will be electing its conference delegate(s) – your CLP Secretary will be able to tell you this.
Make sure you have moderate candidates ready to stand to be delegate(s) and that moderate members know this is a “must attend” meeting.
Click here to let us know the results from your CLP
The deadline for delegate registration and nominations is 22nd June 2018, but we would advise all CLPs to elect their delegates as early as possible due to the the fact many CLPs will be tied up with Council Elections in May 2018.
CLPs can send one delegate for the first 749 full members they had on 31 December 2017, and one further delegate for every additional 250 individual members in the constituency or part thereof. At least every second delegate from a CLP has to be a woman; where only one delegate is appointed this must be a woman at least in every other year. Where the individual women’s membership in a constituency is 100 or more, an additional woman delegate may be appointed. Where the individual Young Labour membership in a constituency is 30 or more an additional delegate under the age of 27 may be appointed.
The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd June 2018
CLPs do not need to send their full delegation entitlement, their card vote remains the same value even if they just send one delegate. Each CLP’s delegation votes as a block, casting a card vote equivalent to its membership on most key votes, so the key objective is to ensure that a majority of your CLP’s delegates are moderates.