Our Friends in the North

The summer holidays might soon be over, but here at LWN we've only had time for a quick spot of sunbathing, as we've been busy getting ready for a September packed full of events for you to enjoy.

With our first Northern Political Day, our AGM, our celebrated training and much more there's something for everyone in the next month.

 

Votes for Women

We're not great believers in bad news coming first so we're leading with some great news; Jo Cox and Helen Pearce have been re-elected as our Chair and Secretary respectively. Congratulations to them both and we're looking forward to another two years of fantastic feminism. 

There are ten candidates for the 5 places on committee:

Katie Curtis, Castle Point CLP

Bex Bailey, Rushcliffe CLP

Katherine Dunne, Brentford & Isleworth CLP

Karen Wilkie, Cardiff West CLP

Kirsty McNeill, Camberwell & Peckham CLP

Josie Channer, Barking CLP

Emma Kinloch, West Dunbartonshire CLP

Emma Burnell, Dulwich and West Norwood CLP

Jacqui Smith, West Worcestershire CLP

Ann Leedham, North Herefordshire CLP

You can read their statements here.

If you are a member of LWN and are yet to receive a ballot please get in touch with us.


Picture Perfect

We're always looking for photos of our members' events and campaigning; if you have photos you don't mind us using please send them to estelle@lwn.org.uk.


Dates for the Diary


Our Friends in the North

It's less than a month until our first Northern Political Day, on 14 September at the fantastic People’s History Museum in Manchester.

We'll be bringing together women from across the Party to debate Labour’s future.

The day will run from 10.30 am til 5.30 pm, and will include sessions on

  • Regenerating the North of England: what does Labour need to do?
  • North and South: how does Labour win in 2015?
  • Lessons from Ireland: the Quota Campaign
  • Tales from the trail: winning selections and elections.
  • Changing Society for Women.
  • Changing the Party for Women.
We have some amazing speakers confirmed so far including 
  • Kate Green MP
  • Jo Cox (LWN Chair)
  • Miriam O’Reilly (member of Labour’s Older Women Commission and age discrimination campaigner)
  • Katy Archer (Director, People's History Museum)
  • Emma Burnell (Labour blogger, tweets @scarletstand)
  • Emma Lewell-Buck MP (winner of South Shields by-election)
  • Senator Ivana Bacik (Irish Labour and feminist politician)
  • Fiona Buckley (University College, Cork and Co-founder, Irish 5050 Group)
  • Claire McGing (University of Maynooth, Ireland)
  • Kate Godfrey (PPC for Stafford, expert on regeneration)
  • Leonie Mathers (PPC for Sherwood)
  • Julia Tickridge (PPC for Weaver Vale)
  • Jess Phillips (PPC for Birmingham Yardley)
  • Cat Smith (PPC for Lancaster & Fleetwood)
  • Georgia Power (young Labour activist and blogger)

And there are more still to be announced .......

Men are welcome to attend and hear some fabulous women speak and debate.

Tickets are just £10 each and they’re strictly limited. When they’re gone they’re gone – so book early to avoid disappointment!

On Sunday 15th Manchester Labour Women's Forum will be holding a campaign day. If you'd like to join them contact Beth Knowles


Save the date for our second Political Day of the year on 16th November  in London. Details on tickets and agenda will be on the website soon 

 

Aspiring Candidate Training 

Every weekend brings more new of fabulous Labour women becoming PPCs. Many of them are LWN graduates, and you can see our Northern Political Day agenda is packed with successful graduates.

The full list of graduates selected since 2010 includes a wide range of women from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but what they all have in common is a real commitment to winning for Labour and getting rid of the Tory-led government at the next election.

If you’d like to come on our course and find out how we can help you to be ready for selection (or for any other goal in the Party) there are still places available on our courses in Watford and Leeds in the autumn. 

If you’re not sure take a look at what LWN graduate and one of Labour's newest MPs Emma Lewell-Buck says about the impact our training had on her

Upcoming training dates:

26th-27th October, Watford

7th-8th December, Leeds

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

 

AGM

The LWN AGM is our annual democratic event. It is only open to women members of Labour Women's Network. 

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 21st, in the Cambridge Room at the Hilton, Brighton.

This year, our AGM will be held immediately before National Women’s Conference. This will be inside the secure zone of Conference, and it is essential that you hold a pass. If you do not have a pass (either for the whole of Annual Conference, or a 1-day Women's Conference pass) you will not be able to attend the LWN AGM.

As well as reporting back on the year so far we'll be announcing the results of our elections

To attend the AGM please register on the LWN website www.lwn.org.uk/events



Other Organisations' Events

Winning With Women conference

Saturday 7 September 2013, 9am-3pm, Camden town Hall, Judd Street, King’s Cross, London WC1H 9JE

Progress is delighted to be holding its first women’s conference, Winning With Women with a special ticket price for LWN members. Part of the Campaign for a Labour Majority, the conference will take place at Camden town hall, central London, bringing together people from across the Labour movement to discuss the role that women in the party and the electorate will play in winning Labour a majority in 2015.

The conference will feature contributions from a range of fantastic women from across the Labour movement, including a keynote speech from Harriet Harman MP, and many LWN graduates.

The full agenda for the conference and tickets are available online, here.

Confirmed speakers are: Harriet Harman MP, Caroline Flint MP, Stella Creasy MP, Margaret Hodge MP, Meg Hillier MP, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Seema Malhotra MP, Lucy Powell MP, Jess Asato, Bex Bailey, Johanna Baxter, Caitlin Bisknell, Nina Champion, Josie Channer, Victoria Groulef, Clair Hawkins, Sarah Hayward, Sarah Jones, Claire McCarthy, Catherine McDonald, Kirsty McNeill, Florence Nosegbe, Lib Peck, Lucy Rigby, Daisy Sands, Rebecca Simon, Felicity Slater, Kate Talbot, Zoe Tyndall.

This event is open to both women and men.

You can reserve your place at Winning With Women online, here. Tickets priced £10 for Progress members. There is a special rate of £20 for Labour Women's Network or Fabian Women's Network members. Join Progress today for your free ticket to the conference.

 

If you want to advertise your women's events in our newsletter please get in touch.


Work in the Labour Movement 

Campaign Organiser, for Putney Labour Party
Closes on 14 September 2013
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Parliamentary Researcher (maternity leave cover), for Jayne Baxter MSP (Mid Scotland and Fife)
Closes on 23 September 2013
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Parliamentary Researcher, for John Denham MP (Southampton Itchen)
Closes on 5 September 2013
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Senior Parliamentary Assistant, for Graeme Morrice MP (Livingston)
Closes on 13 September 2013
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Regional Communications Officer, for The Labour Party
Closes on 8 September 2013
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Paid Internship, for Gareth Thomas MP (Harrow West)
Closes on 3 September 2013
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Borough Organiser, for Waltham Forest Labour Group
Closes on 6 September 2013
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Parliamentary Assistant (Constituency)/Senior Secretary, for Julie Hilling MP (Bolton West)
Closes on 29 August 2013
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Caseworker, for Liz Kendall MP (Leicester West)
Closes on 30 August 2013
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Parliamentary Assistant, for Vernon Coaker MP (Gedling)
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Parliamentary Intern, for Diane Abbott MP (Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
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Caseworker, for Tristram Hunt MP (Stoke-on-Trent Central)
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Parliamentary Secretary, for Rushanara Ali MP (Bethnal Green and Bow)
Closes on 18 September 2013
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Parliamentary Apprentice, for Sadiq Khan MP (Tooting)
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Parliamentary Intern, for Paul Murphy MP (Torfaen)
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WESTON-SUPER-MARE
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BRENTFORD & ISLEWORTH
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