Join Labour Women's Network
Labour Women’s Network exists to secure the election of more Labour women to public office at every level and to support Labour women to play a full part in the Party.
LWN is a voluntary group funded entirely by our members and supporters. So the more members we have, the more we can do to assist Labour women – like our gold standard training programmes.
LWN want to see 50:50 equal representation at every level of the Labour Party – in Parliament, in Europe, in the devolved nations and in local government. And we want to see equal representation and an equal voice for women within the Labour Party – from local constituency committees to the shadow cabinet table.
That’s why we campaign for change within the Party, and why we provide top-quality training for Labour women who want to stand for Parliament, for Council, for Party Officer posts or who just want to get more politically active.
Our membership fees start from £1 per month if you are unwaged and £2 a month if you are waged. However, there are a range of other payment options for those who feel able to contribute more to the important work of LWN.
LWN’s true strength is our members – Labour women who want to work together to make sure our Party is truly representative.
We have had a number of enquiries about whether joining LWN will entitle you to a vote in the Labour Leadership Election.
While we are pleased to welcome new members, please note that joining LWN does NOT mean you will be entitled to a vote. The NEC Procedures Committee has set a freeze date of January 12 2016 – so only people who were members of affiliated organisations on or before that date will be able to cast a vote as an affiliated supporter.
As all members of LWN must be members of the Labour Party, no LWN members will be entitled to vote as an affiliated supporter (if you were a member of LWN on or before 12 January 2016 then you will be entitled to a vote automatically as a Party member, and if you joined after that date then you will not be eligible).
If you would like to vote in the Leadership Election, you will be able to register as a supporter of the Labour Party from July 18 to 20.
Please do still join LWN though, and we look forward to campaign together to strengthen women’s voices in our Party!
Help us grow, join LWN online now.