Labour Women's Network holds events throughout the year and all over the UK. You can find details of upcoming events and campaign sessions. If you want to know more about our upcoming training events click here.
The 6th of May 2021 will be a big day for Labour... Election Day.
Outside the General Election, this will be Labour's biggest opportunity to make political inroads across the UK. We have a top line up ready for you and you are welcome to join us on a Zoom call on Friday, 18th September 2020 from 8pm to discuss how does Labour smash Super Thursday, and in particular how can women be at the forefront of this.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Leader, LGA (Chair) and LWN Management Committee
Jessie Joe Jacobs, Labour Candidate for Teeside – Labour’s first woman Metro Mayor
Jackie Baillie MSP, Deputy Leader, Scottish Labour Party
Hannah Blythyn AM, Member of the Senedd for Delyn
Cllr Candice Atterton, London Assembly candidate
Emily Spurrell, Labour Candidate for Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner
Deborah Mattinson, Founder Director of BritainThinks and author of Beyond the Red Wall
Places are limited, so please reserve your place today
We would like to welcome you to attend our virtual annual general meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 19th September 2020.
At our AGM we also announce the results of our Management Committee Elections, and if required make any changes to the constitution as well as hear reports from officers
Our AGM is normally held at Labour Party Annual Conference, but due to Covid-19 restrictions and the cancellation of Labour Party Conference, we have decide to hold our AGM via a digital platform.
LWN members will need to pre-register to attend, the deadline to register to attend our AGM is Thursday, 17th September by noon. This is to allow us time to verify all attendees are members, and take appropriate measures to keep members safe.
The AGM will start promptly at 9.30am, with the virtual waiting room opening from 9.15am. We will try to finish the business part of the AGM by 10am, so those who have registered for WOMEN CONNECTED can participate fully. There will be a cut off time when the waiting room will close; this will be at 9.35am, so please join the Zoom call before then.
You will receive an email from us on Friday 18th September with all the Zoom links and security details. For safeguarding reasons, we ask that you do not share Zoom security links with anyone else. If you know an LWN member who would like to attend the AGM, please ask them to register separately.
If you have never used Zoom before and would like a bit more information on how Zoom works, please click here for a tutorial.
Please be sure to use the name you have signed up to the event with as your Zoom display name, this will be a massive help in the Zoom waiting room (you may not be allowed entry to the meeting if we cannot identify you).
We expect all LWN events to be conducted in an atmosphere of sisterly respect. Abusive or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and participants may be removed.
As well as the AGM, we have another event running via WOMEN CONNECTED on Saturday, 19th “LWN in Conversation – Labour’s Leading Feminist Movement”. You can find out more on our events page, and see all the other virtual events we are running over the next few weeks.
UPDATE (18/09/2020, 11.42am) Registration is now closed.
Join a fantastic feminist panel for an insight into Labour Women's Network history, training and campaigning, and the incredible women who lead the way.
This event is via WOMEN CONNECTED, the Labour Party’s virtual Women's Conference. To register you need click here and follow the instructions on the Labour Party website.
Please be aware that LWN is not responsible for registration or WOMEN CONNECTED.
This event will record and publish. If you would prefer not to be pictured please remember to turn your video off.
Labour Women’s Network knows lockdown, and the restrictions that have followed, has been challenging for everyone, especially women.
However, for those who have been able to work remotely, some of the new ways of working have reduced barriers to workplace and political participation presented by caring responsibilities, geography, health, disability or finance. LWN believes we should Keep The Good Stuff as the UK rebuilds and recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, some organisations have been quick to ditch elements of progress entirely - we are calling on the Labour Party to;
consider how virtual access to Labour Party meetings and events can be achieved to increase participation in our political processes, call on councils to maintain a level of virtual access to decision making, and
call on employers to take measures to #KeepTheGoodStuff from increased opportunities to work from home, to continue to hold some meetings and events online.
You can also sign our #keepthegoodstuff petition here
We have a great panel to discuss how #keepthegoodstuff can reduced barriers in the workplace and increase political participation. Invited guest include;
Marsha De Cordova MP, Shadow Minister Women’s and Equality
Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Science, Research & Digital
Sam Smethers, CEO Fawcett Society
Sian Elliot, TUC Women's Policy Officer
Alexandra Topping, Gender & Equality Senior Reporter, The Guardian
Kate Dearden, Head of Research and Policy, Community Union and LWN Management Committee
Places are limited, so please reserve your place today
(be aware the deadline for reserving your place is Tuesday, 22nd Sept at 12noon)