LWN news in June

Welcome to our June newsletter. We're not letting the lack of summer sun get us down at LWN; instead we're organising a host of great events to keep the cold weather blues away.

A message from LWN Chair Jo Cox

Join.pngAt this years annual fundraiser, we learnt how dangerously persuasive Stella Creasy MP can be when she has a microphone in her hand, we learnt that in part thanks to LWN the number of talented women winning for Labour just keeps growing (thanks for inspiring us with your personal story, Emma Lewell-Buck MP) and from Lisa Nandy MP we learnt that just 35 women have been in the cabinet since the 1920s, so our work is not yet done. We also saw just what it looks like when a virtual ribbon is virtually cut - and you can too, by checking out our shiny new website at www.lwn.org.uk.

donate.pngThanks to everyone for helping us raise some £8000. As you know it costs each graduate just £135 for an LWN training weekend, but with the subsidy that our fundraising allows each individual actually gets £1,000 worth of investment. Every penny counts when it comes to our fundraising. More money means we can do more to support more Labour women make their voices heard in our Party.

Scottish Political Conference - June 22nd 

We’re excited to announce our first Scottish Political conference, in partnership with the Scottish Fabians and the Scottish Co-operative Party. The conference is a one day event that focuses on participation, power and how we can renew our democracy.  

The event comprises two parts: in the morning LWN will host a programme for women to promote greater participation of women in public and political life; in the afternoon Scottish Fabians will host a policy conference looking at political power and how decision making can be brought closer to people and democracy can be renewed to place people at its heart.

Join us for discussion, debate, training and a keynote speech from Johann Lamont MSP, Scottish Labour Party Leader. You can find more details about the event and book tickets here.

Dates for your diary

Political Day (North)

September 14th, Manchester

After the phenomenal success of our first political day we’re heading to Manchester for our inaugural Northern Political Day. There'll be sessions on what a Labour government will need to do to regenerate the north of England, what the Party's offer in our heartlands at the next election needs to be and how the women of the Irish Labour Party ran a successful campaign for legal quotas, as well as much, much more. We'll be announcing the line-up of speakers and how to book soon so keep an eye on the website.

Aspiring Candidate Training 

Although the weather tells a different story, we’re over half way through the year - but we still have three of our famous weekend training events to deliver before the year is out, and our graduates agree that it’s time well spent.

31st August-1st September, Glasgow

26th-27th October, Watford

7th-8th December, Leeds

Find out more about the training and how to apply on our website

Upcoming Selections

Everyone at LWN would like to offer their congratulations to our graduate Julie Tickridge on her selection as PPC for Weaver Vale. 

If you want to join Julie and other LWN graduates as PPCs the below selections are currently open.


BROXTOWE

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Fri 21 Jun 2013Noon

Shortlisting Interviews: Sun 14 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sat 03 Aug 2013

Procedure Secretary: Peter Bone

Email: petebone9.pb@gmail.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

East Midlands Regional Office on 0115 943 1777


SOUTH EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Fri 21 Jun 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Sat 06 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sat 27 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Dick Wilson

Email: Secambslabour@yahoo.co.uk

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860


SOUTH THANET

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Fri 21 Jun 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Fri 12 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Fri 26 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Alan Poole

Email: poole@btinternet.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

South East Regional Office on 0118 923 9400


BURNLEY

AWS SELECTION

Applications Close: Sat 22 Jun 2013Noon

Shortlisting Interviews: Wed 10 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Fri 26 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Peter Kenyon

Email: pkenyon@ntlworld.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

North West Regional Office on 0192 557 4913


MORECAMBE & LUNESDALE

AWS SELECTION

Applications Close: Tue 25 Jun 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Sat 13 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Thu 25 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Tina Clifford

Email: tinaclifford@uwclub.net

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

North West Regional Office on 0192 557 4913


FOREST OF DEAN

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Fri 28 Jun 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Fri 12 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sun 28 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Bruce Hogan

Email: bruceahogan@hotmail.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

South West Regional Office on 0117 972 9440


CHELMSFORD

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Mon 1 Jul 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Mon 15 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sat 27 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Maurice Austin

Email: chelmsfordclp@phonecoop.coop

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860


NORTH NORFOLK

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Mon 1 Jul 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Wed 17 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sun 28 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Mike Gates

Email: mikeagates@gmail.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860


ROCHFORD & SOUTHEND EAST

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Mon 1 Jul 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Mon 15 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sat 27 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Martin Berry

Email: martin@southendlabour.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860


SOUTH NORFOLK

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Mon 1 Jul 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Mon 15 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Fri 26 Jul 2013

Procedure Secretary: Nicola Fowler

Email: nicola_fowler@talk21.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860


HUNTINGDON

OPEN SELECTION

Applications Close: Tue 2 Jul 2013

Shortlisting Interviews: Tue 23 Jul 2013

Final Hustings and Count: Sat 10 Aug 2013

Procedure Secretary: Ann Beevor

Email: ann.beevor@ntlworld.com

Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from

Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860


 

Work in the Labour Movement 


Labour Party Policy Advisor - Work and Pensions 

Duration: Fixed term contract until one month after the next General Election

Salary: Dependent on experience 

Closes on June 27th

Details here


Local Organiser for Amber Valley

Duration: fixed term contract for 12 months

Working pattern: 2.5 days per week

Salary: £9,750 (gross) per annum

Closes on June 21st

Details here


Diary Manager and Caseworker, for Seema Malhotra MP (Feltham and Heston)

Salary: Within IPSA guidelines and dependent on experience

Closes on 24 June 2013 

Details here


Senior Caseworker, for Luciana Berger MP (Liverpool Wavertree)

Location: Liverpool Wavertree Constituency Office (Stoneycroft)

Salary: Within IPSA guidelines and dependent on experience

Closes on 21 June 2013 

Details here


Local Organiser, for Oxford Labour

Location: Oxford Labour office in Cowley

Salary: Pro-rata to £22,000 for 4 - 5 days per week

Closes on 21 June 2013 

Details here


Political Assistant to Labour Group, for Leicestershire County Council

Location: Leicester

Salary: £29,295 to £31,629 PA (Grade 11)

Closes on 26 June 2013 

Details here


Media & Public Relations Officer, for Derek Vaughan MEP (Wales)

Location: Cardiff or Wrexham

Salary: Competitive salary in line with European Parliamentary pay scales. Part-time (17.5hrs per week)

Closes on 21 June 2013 

Details here