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Information for Affiliates

Delegate Information

Applications

The closing date for applications from Affiliate delegates is noon on Friday 23 June 2023.

Please note, deadlines for Affiliate delegate applications will be strictly adhered to. Late applications will not be accepted.

It is easier, faster and more environmentally friendly to apply for Conference accreditation online. To access the application form, please click here [insert link]. The cost of each delegate pass fee will be £40.00. Affiliates are advised to register delegates as soon as they are selected.

Change of Delegate

In the event that your elected delegate cannot attend Women’s Conference, you can apply to the Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee (WCAC) for permission to send an alternative delegate.

Please contact the WCAC via [email protected] explaining the circumstances preventing your elected delegate from attending.

Changes to delegates will only be accepted in extenuating circumstances.

Delegate Accessibility Requirements

Applicants with accessibility requirements should indicate this in the space provided on their application form so that any appropriate arrangements can be made.

We will endeavour to make this event as accessible as possible.

Motions

Since 2017, Women’s Conference has a formal role in the Labour Party’s policy process and will vote to send 2 motions to Annual Conference.

All policy motions must be submitted to the party by noon on 14 September 2023. Any submitted after this will not be considered.

To be accepted by the WCAC motions must meet the following requirements.

  • On one subject
  • No more than 250 words in length.
  • Not considered by the WCAC as an organisational matter or constitutional amendment. (Referred to the NEC Organisation Subcommittee for consideration).

All motions that are accepted by the WCAC will be divided into subject areas and submitted to the Priorities Ballot prior to National Annual Women’s Conference 2022.

It is also possible to submit rule changes, following the guidance above.

Submitting Nominations and motions

Affiliated organisations representatives should submit all nominations and motions via the online Democracy Portal that can be found by visiting the link below.

https://partydemocracy.labour.org.uk.

If you have any issues using the online portal please contact [email protected]

Please note that portal may not currently show the current submission information. This will be available in the coming weeks so please check back later.

Timetable and Deadlines

Please see below a comprehensive list of deadlines in the build up to National Annual Women’s Conference 2023:

Schedule Deadline
Membership freeze date for delegate applicationsFriday 23 December 2022
Delegate registration opensFriday 13 January 2023
Closing date for delegate applications12 Noon, Friday 23 June 2023
Closing date for motions and constitutional amendments12 Noon, Thursday 14 September 2023
Closing date for motion appeals12 Noon, Monday 18 September 2023
Priorities Ballot opens (online)Thursday 21 September 2023
Closing date for emergency motion12 Noon, Friday 29 September 2023
Closing date for emergency motion appeals12 Noon, Tuesday 3 October 2023
Compositing (online)Thursday 28 September – Tuesday 3 October 2023
Welcome receptionFriday 6 October 2023
Women’s conferenceSaturday 7 October 2023

If you have any queries about Affiliate delegate registration, please contact the Conference Team on 0345 092 3311 or [email protected]

If you have any questions about National Annual Women’s Conference or the policy process please contact [email protected]