The Labour Party has said that it will be starting Parliamentary selections in certain seats in the autumn. To accomodate this, we are running single day rather than residential training for women interested in going for a seat. Residential dates later in the year will be announced at Conference in September.
This intensive day's training will give you the best possible preparation for your political future. You will have the time and space to think about your political life (including whether or not elected office at these levels is what you really want to do), get expert advice, learn new skills, and network with other Labour women.
Applicants are expected to have been a member of the Labour Party for at least two years, and to have a good knowledge and experience of the Labour Party and the selection processes. If you do not meet these requirements, we would recommend attending our Foundation Day first.
Please note that the two-year membership requirement may be waived at our discretion, but you will need to make clear on the application form why we should do this.
The other requirement is that you are (and remain) a member of LWN. We are a voluntary organisation and heavily dependent on our members for our funding, so we ask that anyone who uses our services puts something back in to help other women. You can find out more about us and our work here, or just go straight to our joining page here.
This course is heavily subsidised by LWN members, as a result we are able to keep the fee for it down to just £25 for those attending.
This needs to be paid before the start of of the course and covers training from LWN's experienced and knowledgeable trainers, all materials, and lunch and refreshments.
This course has already been run in Manchester and Birmingham, and currently have one date available:
Saturday, 30 September, London
This day provides the best possible preparation for your political future, and especially if you are considering becoming a parliamentary candidate.
To apply, please complete the application form. If you can't make the date(s) shown you can ask to be notified when new ones become available.
Please note that all our training courses are oversubscribed, and a completed application form does not guarantee a place.