You will have received an email from the Procedures Secretary, Pat Corrigan, inviting members to nominate themselves as potential Victoria ward candidates for Labour in a by-election to take place on 18th October 2018. You should only apply if you wish to fight this by-election and if elected, to join the council next month. The panel will be re-opened for applicants for future by-elections later this year.

To apply you must have been a member on or before 7th September 2017 (this is 12 months from the freeze date for this election period)

If you wish to apply, you can download the supporting information, including the NEC guidance on selections, code of conduct, an indicative job description for being a Councillor and the contract that all councillors sign, and the application and declaration form at the bottom of this page.

The Labour Party is committed to promoting equality. So that we can monitor the diversity of applicants and candidates, we hope you will download and complete the optional Equality Monitoring Form.

Application Pack

Please click on the titles to download the documents below. The full process and timetable is outlined in this letter.

Guidance and Code of Conduct
Job Description and Candidate Contract
Application Form
Monitoring Form
Branch Report Form

You should tell your Branch Secretary that you are applying and ensure that they complete your branch report and submit it by the application deadline.

Please read the documents and return the completed application form and signed declaration (and the optional equality Equal Opportunities monitoring) to Pat Corrigan at no later than 5pm on Thursday 13th September 2018. Interviews will take place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th September with the selection meeting on Monday 17th. You will need to be available to attend these.

Note that the Job description above is indicative only and if you’re applying you should be aware of the frequency of each sort of meeting, as follows: ward branch party meeting (monthly), CLP meeting (monthly), Labour Group (monthly), Full Council (6-weekly), scrutiny commissions (6-weekly), licensing/planning (usually monthly), ward surgery (monthly), ward-based community meetings (several each month), Group Executive (optional, monthly), casework (variable but often significant time requirement), campaigning (monthly). Meetings tend to be held in the evening (from 7pm), and usually require pre-reading.

This process is managed by Hackney Local Campaign Forum (LCF), a joint body consisting of representatives from the two constituency parties – Hackney North & Stoke Newington and Hackney South & Shoreditch – the Group of Labour Councillors in Hackney and the Cooperative Party. If you have questions on the forms or any part of the process, please also contact Pat Corrigan.

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