What is the role?
The CLP Women’s Officer role is varied, exciting and makes a real difference to the local party – not just to women members but in terms of how the whole CLP operates. We need Labour Party women to play an active and engaged role in every single CLP, and it’s the job of the Women’s Officer to ensure they’re getting the support to do that.
What are they responsible for?
The Women’s Officer is the key representative of women members on the executive of the CLP, playing a key role in decision making and strategy within your CLP and ensuring that women are fully involved in the work of the local party. The Women’s Officer also takes a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with women voters.
CLP Women’s Officers work to make sure their local party is a welcoming and engaging place for women. They head up events where women are brought together, both to empower everyone and knowledge share. A key part of their role is also to recruit more women members – and then to encourage and support them to become activists.
How do I get in touch?
If your CLP already has a Women’s Officer, your Local Contact should be able to give you their details. There is a great deal of work to do, and help is always appreciated. If there isn’t a Women’s Officer in your CLP already, why not ask if there’s an opportunity for you to stand for election at the next AGM.
If you have any questions about the role of CLP Women’s Officer, get in touch with the National Women and Equalities Officer Charlotte Gerada – she can provide you with the advice and support you need.
You can also get in touch with Labour Women’s Network, a membership organisation which provides expert training to Labour women considering seeking selection, as well as campaigning for 50:50 representation at every level of the Labour Party.