Information for CLPs
CLPs are entitled to send up to two delegates to this year’s National Annual Women’s Conference.
The Labour Party has always prided itself in having a diverse membership and it is important that diversity is reflected on the conference floor. CLPs have been encouraged to promote a greater level of representation and participation of under-represented groups.
In particular, delegates should aim to reflect the full diversity of our society in terms of race, sexual orientation, disability and other characteristics. With this in mind CLP’s wishing to send a second delegate must ensure they identify as Disabled, BAME or LGBT+.
The closing date for applications from CLP delegates is noon on Friday 23 June 2023.
Please note, deadlines for CLP delegate applications will be strictly adhered to. Late applications will not be accepted.
To access the application form, please click here. The cost of each delegate pass fee will be £40.00. CLPs are advised to register delegates as soon as they are selected.
If you wish to request a paper application please email [email protected].
Change of Delegate
In the event that your elected delegate cannot attend Women’s Conference after the deadline, 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.
Delegate Membership Requirements
As stated in the rulebook (Chapter 3, Clause 1, Rule 4F) “All delegates must have been individual members of the Party for at least 6 months at the closing date set for the receipt of names of delegates”. In order to be eligible for nomination, delegates must have joined the Labour Party on or before 23 December 2022.
Motions and Rule Changes
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. This year Women’s Branches and CLPs may now choose to submit a rule change instead. To be accepted by the WCAC motions must meet the following requirements:
- Each motion will have a maximum of 250 words
- On one subject.
- Be on a matter relevant to women.
- 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 for Women’s Branches/CLPs (where this is an absence of a formal Women’s Brach) to submit rule changes instead of a motion. If you choose to do this please ensure that you reference the Chapter, clause and any subclauses that you wish to amend.
Please note only CLP Secretaries or Chairs can submit the agreed motion online. All policy motions must be submitted to the Party by noon on 14 September 2023. Any submitted after this will not be considered. Please use the buttons below to submit all nominations, rule changes and motions. If you are having trouble submitting any of these using the portal then please submit it by email to [email protected].
Timetable and Deadlines
Please see below a comprehensive list of deadlines in the build up to National Annual Women’s Conference 2023:
|Delegate registration opens
|Friday 13 January 2023
|Closing date for delegate applications
|12 Noon, Friday 23 June 2023
|Closing date for motions and constitutional amendments
|12 Noon, Thursday 14 September 2023
|Closing date for motion appeals
|12 Noon, Wednesday 20 September 2023
|Priorities Ballot opens (online)
|Thursday 21 September 2023
|Priorities Ballot closes
|12 Noon, Tuesday 26 September 2023
|Closing date for emergency motion
|12 Noon, Friday 29 September 2023
|Closing date for emergency motion appeals
|12 Noon, Tuesday 3 October 2023
|Thursday 28 September – Tuesday 3 October 2023
|Friday 6 October 2023
|Saturday 7 October 2023
For further information on this event, help with an application, and for more details on the constitutional elements please contact [email protected]