What is the role?
The LGBT Officer is the local representative of LGBT members within the CLP, and works to ensure that LGBT members are fully involved in the work of the local party. They also take a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with LGBT voters in the community.
What are they responsible for?
LGBT Officers have a varied and exciting role – with responsibilities ranging from running events like policy development seminars, training and socials for LGBT members, as well as ensuring that all the other CLP meetings and events are fully inclusive of LGBT members. It’s also the LGBT Officer’s responsibility to oversee and run campaigns that reach out to the local LGBT community.
LGBT Officers make a huge difference to the CLP and the LGBT community in your area; bringing people together, empowering and supporting LGBT people and building a more inclusive local Labour Party. They take the lead on projects such as getting in touch with local LGBT charities and voluntary organisations, and working out how the local party could have a presence in events in the community.
How do I get in touch?
If your CLP already has an LGBT Officer, you can get their details from your Local Contact, so make sure to introduce yourself and find out how you can help support them. If they don’t have one, you could ask if there’s an opportunity for you to stand for election at the next AGM.
LGBT Labour are the affiliated group the represents and supports the interests of LGBT Labour Party members and supporters. You can also get in touch with them at lgbtlabour.org.uk or by emailing [email protected]