Our Democracy Review’s Terms of Reference
Labour’s NEC agreed to a review of Party Democracy as set out by the Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.
The terms of reference for the review will include the following areas:
- The method of electing the Party Leader, including the role of registered supporters and the issue of nominating thresholds.
- The composition of the NEC and the procedures for elections to it in its various elements.
- Developing democratic policy-making procedures, including strengthening the role of Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and of Party Conference, the role of contemporary motions and the development of local and regional plans.
- Looking at how the Party can better deal with CLP motions.
- The role, accountability and transparency of regional structures.
- The functioning of associated bodies like BAME Labour, Young Labour, Disability Labour and LGBT Labour etc.
- Strengthening the involvement and participation of our hundreds of thousands of new members in constituency parties and other aspects of the Party’s work.
- Recruitment of members to further develop a mass party.
- The Governance of CLPs including the composition of CLP Executives and the training of CLP officers and members.
- How freeze dates are applied in Selections and Conferences.
- Strengthening the links between the Party and its trade union affiliates locally and nationally, and engaging more of their members in the Party’s life.
- Developing the relationship between Labour’s local authority representatives and local parties.
- Greater participation of women in CLPs and at other levels of the Party, gender representation throughout the Party, and the role of Labour women’s conference.
- Improving diversity at all levels within the Party including looking at how to increase the involvement of BAME members, LGBT members, members with a disability and other groups.
- Harnessing the potential of social media across all aspects of Labour’s democracy and political work.