TAKE PART IN LABOUR'S MANIFESTO CONSULTATION - DEADLINE 17 MARCH
The most important action that Labour Party members can take right now, is to ensure that their branches and CLPs contribute to Labour's manifesto consultation. This action is limited to branches and CLPs - individual members cannot take part. So you will have to take this to a meeting of your branch or CLP (preferably both).
Submissions should be made via the National Policy Forum's portal
You'll find the consultation document "Empowered Communities" available to download from that page.
When drafting a submission:
- Ideally, each branch or CLP should write a submission in their own words.
- If you don't have time to write your own submission, please use (or adapt) the template prepared by L4ND (their page also provides additional drafting guidance).
- Many of our supporters will want to list a range of issues in their submissions (eg the House of Lords, voter ID, automatic voter registration, etc). If you do this, PLEASE put the call for PR first on your list, and also in the title of your submission.
- It's a good idea to mention in your submission that you are responding to #5 in the list of questions posed on Page 4 of the consultation document: In what ways can devolution and constitutional reform empower people and bring our communities closer together?
NOTE: THERE'S A GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM THAT MEANS SUBMISSIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF YOU INDICATE THAT THEY ORIGINATE FROM BOTH A CLP AND AN ORGANISATION. UNTIL THIS IS FIXED, PLEASE CHECK BOTH BOXES. SEE OUR GUIDE TO THE NPF PORTAL BELOW.
All submissions must indicate clearly that they originate from an organisation, not an individual. We suggest you indicate the origin of your submission:
- In the TITLE field - but please also write an actual title here - so for example, you could write "PR for the House of Commons (Ambridge BLP)"
- And also at the top of the CONTENT field
- Finally, there's a checkbox for people submitting on behalf of a CLP, but nothing similar for branches.
In the past, some of our members have noted that the NPF portal can be slightly tricky to navigate. We've prepared a one-page guide to the portal to help with this.
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