At our all-member meeting on 28th March, we’ll be electing our National Conference Delegates. We’ll be paying for six from our budget but we’ve launched a crowdfunder to raise money so that we can send even more of our amazing members to conference. If you’d like to contribute to this, follow the link. If you want to stand for election to be a delegate then there’s more information below.
Being a delegate at Labour Party Conference is an exciting experience and one of the best ways to learn more about our party and get more involved in campaigning, shaping our policies and deciding our rules.
To stand you just need to turn up at the meeting on the 28th with someone who’ll back your nomination and you’ll have the chance make a short pitch saying why people should support you. If you want to stand but can’t attend, you can email a pitch in advance for someone to read out.
To get your name on the ballot papers, email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the meeting. Candidates must have been a member since 14 December 2018 and for youth delegate, must be under 27 at the start of Conference. There is one additional spot for a youth delegate and one for a woman delegate but young people and women can also stand in the general delegate category. Labour Party rules say that at least half our delegates must be women and our members have decided that at least half of them should be from BAME backgrounds so that our delegation is representative of the diversity of Hackney.
The video below goes into more detail and features two of our members Ripon Ray and Barb Roberts.