Southampton to Sherwood, Kingswood to Kilburn

Summer’s finally arrived, but there’s no time for sunbathing at LWN - although we’re looking forward to our AGM by the Brighton seaside.

We’ve been busy planning not one, but two, Political Days, training weekends and with even more of our graduates getting selected we’re booked up for doorstep duties until 2015.

This month's newsletter is packed with news and enough events to keep you busy until next summer. 

Southampton to Sherwood, Kingswood to Kilburn

LWN graduates continue to get selected across the country, and last weekend we were delighted to see Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead & Kilburn), Josie Channer (Bristol Kingswood), Rowenna Davis (Southampton) and Leonie Mathers (Sherwood) added to the list. Leonie is one of only two women selected so far from open shortlists, whilst Josie is the first black woman to be selected to fight a seat in 2015.

Congratulations to all of them – the full list of graduates selected so far 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. Find out more and apply here.

 

Northern Political Day

Labour Women’s Network's exciting new Northern Political Day will be held on 14 September at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, and brings 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

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!

To book tickets and ee more details click here


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.

 

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.

We're pleased to announce that we have secured a special deal with the Labour Party for LWN members attending our AGM.

If you're coming to the LWN AGM, you will be able to get a free pass for Labour's National Women’s Conference – just tick the box to attend both when you apply. (You can do so here http://www.labour.org.uk/womens-conference-2013)

This offer is only available to those LWN members attending the AGM - to be eligible, you must register here for the AGM before applying for your free pass for Labour Women's Conference.

To attend the AGM:

 

Proposals for changes to LWN's Rules must be emailed to estelle@lwn.org.uk  by no later than 5 pm on Friday, 30 August, and will be voted on at the AGM. A copy of the current Rules can be viewed here.

 

Elections

This year we will be holding elections for the Secretary, Chair and five committee members, who will hold office for two years until 2015.

All of our Committee members work as a team; we are a voluntary organisation and therefore we depend on our committee to develop and deliver our training and events, run the organisation, raise funds and so on. This year we are particularly looking for people with the skills to help us grow our membership and increase our high-value fundraising, but anyone with the commitment and enthusiasm to help take LWN to the next level will be welcome.


Nominations will close at 5 pm on Friday, 16 August 2013. The elections will be independently run by Electoral Reform Services, and the ballot will open on 27 August. Voting will be online for all members for whom we have email addresses, and by post for the remainder. The results will be announced at the AGM, and all nominees will be notified of the outcome by email.

Secretary: Information and Nomination Form

Chair: Information and Nomination Form

Management Committee Member: Information and Nomination Form

 

Aspiring Candidate Training 

Every weekend brings more new of fabulous Labour women becoming PPCs and may of them are LWN graduates. There’s still a chance to apply for our training this year and if you’re not sure take a look at what LWN graduate and one of our newest MPs Emma Lewell-Buck says about the impact our training had on her 

26th-27th October, Watford

7th-8th December, Leeds

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

 

Progress Women's Conference

Progress is delighted to be holding its first women’s conference, Winning With Women. As part of the Campaign for a Labour Majority, the conference will bring 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.

You can find out more about the conference and how to register here 

 


Work in the Labour Movement

 

Caseworker (Westminster and Constituency office), for Teresa Pearce MP (Erith and Thamesmead)

Location: London

Salary: According to IPSA pay scales

Closes on 24 July 2013

Details here

 

Intern, for Steve Reed OBE MP (Croydon North)

Location: London

Salary: London Living Wage (£8.55 an hour) - 3 days per week (24 hrs)

Closes on 26 July 2013

Details here

 

Caseworker, for Barry Gardiner MP (Brent North)

Location: London

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales with London weighting

Closes on 22 July 2013

Details here

 

Head of Membership, for Labour Party

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £36,517.92 plus an annual fixed sum allowance of £950

Closes on 29 July 2013

Details here

 

Trainee Campaign Organisers, for Labour Party

Location: Labour Constituency Party offices across the UK

Salary: Full-time equivalent salary of £22,062.24 with an annual fixed sum allowance of £950 per annum, plus car allowance (subject to scheme rules)

Closes on 12 August 2013

Details here

 

Political Assistant to the Labour & Co-operative Group

Location:Brighton and Hove

Salary:£29,236 - £34,549

Closes 25 July

Details here

 

Upcoming Selections

ROSSENDALE & DARWEN
OPEN SELECTION
Applications Close: Wed 17 Jul 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Sat 10 Aug 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Sun 01 Sep 2013
Procedure Secretary: Sean Serridge
Email:  sean_serridge@hotmail.com
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
North West Regional Office on 0192 557 4913

ARGYLL & BUTE
AWS SELECTION
Applications Close: Fri 19 Jul 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Sat 03 Aug 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Sat 07 Sep 2013
Procedure Secretary: Bob Chicken
Email: bob@thechickens.org
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
Scottish Labour Office on 0141 572 6900

EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE
OPEN SELECTION
Applications Close: Mon 22 Jul 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Mon 05 Aug 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Mon 02 Sep 2013
Procedure Secretary: Manjinder Shergill
Email: msshergill@orange.net
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
Scottish Labour Office on 0141 572 6900

PENDLE
OPEN SELECTION
Applications Close: Mon 22 Jul 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Sun 01 Sep 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Sun 15 Sep 2013
Procedure Secretary: Liz Savage
Email: pendleclpselection@gmail.com
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
North West Regional Office on 0192 557 4913

CHIPPENHAM
OPEN SELECTION
Applications Close: Thu 25 Jul 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Sat 10 Aug 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Thu 05 Sep 2013
Procedure Secretary: Anna Keen
Email: annalkeen@hotmail.com
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
South West Regional Office on 0117 972 9440

DARTFORD
OPEN SELECTION
Applications Close: Sat 27 Jul 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Sat 07 Sep 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Sat 05 Oct 2013
Procedure Secretary: Patrick Kelly 
Email: patkimi@tiscali.co.uk
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
South East Regional Office on 0118 923 9400


SUFFOLK COASTAL OPEN SELECTION
Applications Close: Fri 9 Aug 2013
Shortlisting Interviews: Wed 21 Aug 2013
Final Hustings and Count: Fri 13 Sep 2013
Procedure Secretary: Toby Walton
Candidates who have submitted applications may purchase membership lists from
Eastern Regional Office on 0127 962 5860