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Conference 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Conference

Answers to the most common queries we get about Annual Conference.


When and where is the Labour Party Annual Conference 2018?

Annual Conference will be taking place in Liverpool from the morning of Sunday 23 September to Wednesday 26 September 2018.

How can I apply to attend Conference?

The quickest and easiest way to apply for Conference is online. Please ensure you choose the correct pass when applying as we are unable to downgrade your pass once the application has been completed.

Applications for Annual Conference will open in March 2018 and, depending on which capacity you’re attending in, you can find the forms on the relevant section of the website.

I have been to Conference before, do I need to apply again?

Anyone wishing to attend Annual Conference, whether or not they have been before, must apply. This ensures that we have the most up to date information for you and should help with the application process. Please see ‘How can I apply to attend Conference’ above.

Do you really need a passport photograph for my registration?

All applications must include an up to date passport style photograph of yourself – the guidelines for photographs are outlined on the application forms. This is a security requirement. Further information about passport photo styles can be found on the Government website.

Can I fax my application form to you?

We do not accept faxed versions of application forms as we require an original colour passport photograph of you for your conference pass.

Can I be invoiced for my application?

We do not offer an invoicing service for any applications.

You can either pay by debit/credit card or by cheque. Please make cheques payable to 'The Labour Party' and post to Conference Services, The Labour Party, Labour Central, Kings Manor, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PA. Please ensure you clearly mark on the back of the cheque the full name and membership number (if relevant) of the applicant the cheque relates to.

I have completed my application form for Conference, what happens next?

Your application will go through a series of security checks. If your application is successful, we will inform you by email that your credential will be dispatched via post.

Credentials are dispatched from the beginning of September. If your application is late, your credential may have to be collected from the conference team on site in Liverpool. We will inform you if this is the case.

If we have any queries with your application, we will contact you directly.

Will I receive a receipt for my application payment?

If you require a receipt for your application, please contact the Conference Team on 0345 092 3311 or conferenceservices@labour.org.uk

Can I upgrade my pass or add additional days?

In most cases, you can upgrade your pass at any time prior to your pass being dispatched. Please contact the Conference Team on 0345 092 3311 or email conferenceservices@labour.org.uk and we will be able to advise you further. If you receive your pass in the post before you upgrade, you will need to visit the conference team on site and details of this will be available in the Annual Conference Magazine which you will receive with your credential. We are unable to downgrade any passes; please ensure you choose the correct pass when applying.

My application arrived after the deadline, can the late fee be waived?

Deadlines are in place to give us adequate time to process your application. All deadlines and price increases are strictly adhered to and cannot be waived.

I have submitted my application and have now changed some of my details, who do I contact?

You must contact the Conference Team as soon as possible on 0345 092 3311 or conferenceservices@labour.org.uk and we will update your contact details. You may need to collect a replacement pass from the Conference Team onsite if your pass has already been printed and dispatched.

I am speaking/working at a fringe event – how do I get access to the event?

Anyone speaking at a fringe event inside the conference zone must have a valid credential. Please contact the organisation holding the fringe event and they will advise you on how to apply. Please also see ‘How can I apply to attend conference’ above. If the fringe event you are attending is outside the conference zone no credential is required.

Who can apply as a third sector visitor?

Third sector visitor passes are only available to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

How do I book a fringe event?

You can request a fringe event by visiting our website.

What are the rules on donating to political parties?

You can find information on donations to political parties below.

Can I see what’s on at Annual Conference?

In late August we publish the Annual Conference timetable online. This allows you to see what fringe events and plenary sessions are taking place. You can also download the free Conference App, which allows you to save a diary of speeches and events you wish to attend, as well as get information about the exhibition.

What is the Carbon Emissions fee?

The Labour Party has shown consistent commitment towards tackling climate change at home and abroad, by setting bold targets and pursuing ambitious policies, and working to secure long-term international agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Participants at our Annual Conferences pay a small fee to compensate for the carbon emissions associated with their attendance. Labour recognises that tackling the threat of climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

The payments we make to Natural Capital Partners from the carbon emission fee will help to fund UK forest creation projects. As the trees grow they will sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and contribute to improved land management, flood prevention and the provision of more green spaces for local communities. All of these projects adhere to the Woodland Carbon Code – a voluntary standard for woodland creation projects in the UK. This provides assurance that the sites will be sustainably managed and deliver verified carbon reductions.

To find out more about Natural Capital Partners and UK forest creation, please visit their website.

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