The Shrewsbury and Atcham Constituency Labour Party covers the parliamentary constituency of Shrewsbury and Atcham and is organised into five branches, the Central, North, East, South and West branches.
The Shrewsbury and Atcham Women’s Forum also has the status of a branch and normally meets on the second Saturday of each month. All meetings are open to all women members, and if you are a woman you should get an invitation automatically.
- Your local branch is your first port of call for getting involved.
- Branches normally meet once a month. You should receive notification of all your branch meetings from the branch secretary at least a week before the meeting is to be held.
- Any member in the branch can submit and vote for motions at meetings.
- Branch officers (chair, secretary, treasurer at a minimum) are elected at the branch Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Your CLP- Shrewsbury and Atcham
- The Constituency Labour Party (CLP)is made up of every member of the Labour Party in the constituency. It has a monthly general meeting (GM) which all members are invited to attend and can vote.
- Between meetings the CLP is run by the Executive Committee (EC), which is made up of officers elected at the CLP Annual General Meeting including chair, secretary and treasurer, and representatives from the branches. Any member can stand for election as a CLP officer.
- The GM makes policy and elects delegates to Labour’s regional and National Conferences and to other bodies and forums.
- The CLP also has a Campaigns Committee which coordinates local campaigns in national and local elections.
District: Local Campaign Forum (LCF)
Shropshire LCF interviews people who want to be candidates in local elections. It covers the whole county of Shropshire and is made up of representatives of all Shropshire Constituency Labour Parties: Shrewsbury and Atcham, North Shropshire, Ludlow, and The Wrekin. The LCF meets once a month to discuss local government issues.
National Executive Committee (NEC)
Made of representatives from each section of the Labour Party. Sets objectives and oversees the running of the party nationally.
The ultimate authority, that decides policy framework for the next manifesto, as well as the party rules. Conference considers papers prepared by all aforementioned parts of the party. CLPs choose delegates to vote on such matters.
Labour Party Rules and Standing Orders