Year-round donations from Rose Network members provide vital support to ongoing campaigning and organising activity in communities across the whole of the UK, in our heartlands and in those key marginal constituencies we need to win.
This year, Labour will contest an unprecedented amount of elections all occurring on the same day. On Thursday 6 May 2021, every single person will have at least one vote, and in many cases, many more.
These elections will provide an opportunity for Labour to make gains in areas of vital importance and where our vote share has collapsed in recent years, including Scotland. We cannot expect to win the next General Election and return a Labour Government without making significant gains in the elections that come before then.
The support of Rose Network members is a crucial resource needed to fight, and win, next year’s elections.
As a Rose Network member, you’ll be invited to a programme of events, including live webinar discussions with key politicians, throughout the year, to network with others in the Labour movement and to have meaningful discussions on policy, ideas, and the big issues facing the country.
We greatly appreciated the generosity given to the Party by those who are most able to. There is much to do. But, with your support, we will return Labour to government.
Our donors have a proud legacy and have raised tens of millions to support the Labour Party.
Members of Labour’s Rose Network, formerly the Thousand Club, have over the years collectively donated tens of millions of pounds to the Labour Party.
These funds have been vital in numerous local and national campaigns, including three successful General Election victories which returned Labour Governments and transformed the lives and futures for millions in this country. Labour created the welfare state. We created the NHS. We passed equalities legislation, the Race Relations Act, we set up the Open University. We built hospitals and schools, established Sure Start and played our part in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland.
Today, the Rose Network is just as important with donations from our members supporting crucial election activity up and down the country in those areas and regions where we simply need to win.
“Since this network of members first came together, their support has achieved truly extraordinary things for our Party.
Donations from our Rose Network members are crucial to our campaigning and organising work on the ground, both in and out of general election years, giving us the best possible chance of returning a Labour Government.
I’m grateful for the support of every member and I would be personally delighted to welcome you to the Network, so if you can, please join us.”
Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Rose Network Chair.
As well as invitations to a series of thought-provoking events and webinars, members of the Rose Network receive regular communications from the Fundraising team including guest edits and regular policy updates.
Rose Network members are invited to a number of events throughout the year focussing on different areas of policy, the electoral challenges facing the Labour Party and social events attended by the party leadership and the shadow cabinet.
Last year, due to the pandemic, we organised a multitude of online events such as Q&As and policy discussions with key members within the Labour Party, including Keir Starmer, Angela Rayner, Anneliese Dodds, Lisa Nandy, Nick Thomas Symonds, Jonathan Ashworth and many more.
Throughout 2021 we will continue to arrange virtual events on the upcoming local and mayoral elections, strategic briefings with key officials regarding Labour’s ongoing polling, targeting and elections analysis, political discussions on the unique challenges facing governments over the coming years, and round table discussions on areas of policy.
We hope we will soon be able to again arrange physical events, which always provide a great opportunity to meet and network with others within the Labour movement.
Please see below some of the events we have scheduled so far for this year:
Webinar with Jackie Baillie, Ian Murray and Angela Rayner to discuss the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections – Wednesday 15th January, 19:00 – 20:00
May 2021 elections webinar discussion with Labour’s campaign and elections team. An opportunity to hear about the current status of Labour’s preparations for the elections and what we will be focusing on in the run up to polling day – Wednesday 17th February, 19:00 – 20:00
Rose Network discussion with Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar. A chance to hear from the Labour leader and the newly elected leader of Scottish Labour, and to put your questions to them – Wednesday 10th March, 19.00 – 20:00
Rose Network Summer Reception – Thursday 17th June, 19.00 – 20:00
Rose Network Winter Reception – Thursday 16th December
Rose Network members are also offered a complimentary pass to Labour’s Annual Conference, this year we are returning to Brighton from Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 September. Conference is always a highlight of the year, with the opportunity to attend talks and discussions, inspiring speeches, training sessions and a multitude of social events where you can meet new people within the Labour movement. Rose Network members are also invited to a series of conference events including a welcome reception and the leader’s speech.
To find out more about any of our events, please email [email protected]