Scarbrough and Whitby CLP

rose-and-Labour-logo.bmpAs a democratic, socialist party we welcome people to join from all walks of life, have their say and influence policy.
To newcomers, working out how everything fits together can seem a bit of a maze – but don’t let that put you off. There’s a common goal: to ensure the party is open and democratic, and helps to maintain contact between the party and the community.
New ideas are vital if the party is to grow and develop – and we welcome your views and experiences. From your local branch to conference, the party structure has been devised to enable Labour Party members to have a say on policy and to contribute.
Branch (BLP)
Your local party (based on Scarborough and Whitby respectively) is the basic unit of organisation and where a great deal of Labour Party activity takes place. Labour members can take part in choosing local council candidates.
Constituency (CLP)
Made up of the branches in the area and covering the whole constituency of Scarborough and Whitby. Through your CLP, you can choose the members from your area to represent you at annual conference and you can help to select your parliamentary candidate.
National Policy Forum (NPF)
The NPF meets several times a year to make sure that policy documents reflect the broad consensus in the party. Your CLP delegates to conference choose people to serve on the NPF, which also includes representatives from local government.
National Executive Committee (NEC)
Made up of representatives from each section of the party – government, MPs, MEPs, councillors, trade unions and CLPs. Members vote for their CLP representatives in a ballot each year. The NEC sets the party’s objectives and oversees the national running of the party nationally.
Annual conference
The ultimate authority in the party, conference decides the policy framework from which the next manifesto will be drawn, and sets party rules.
Conference considers the policy papers which are prepared by the policy commissions after consultation with local parties. Members choose delegates to conference – and those delegates could include you.

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