How Leeds East works.
Leeds East Labour Party is made up of
Leeds East constituency is divided into four wards or branches, the basic building blocks of the Labour Party. The wards are:
Each ward has its own committee and meets once a month. Each ward has three Councillors – a total of 12 across the constituency of whom all 12 are Labour Councillors. All members are warmly welcomed to attend their local ward meetings and a lot of what we do is organised at this level.
If you’re already a Labour Party member, look out for an email from your ward secretary. Members and Affiliated Supporters are welcome at these meetings.
On the first Friday of each month, we hold a General Meeting (GM) of the CLP. These usually have a speaker on a topical issue, as well as a report from our MP, Richard Burgon.
The General Meeting is where decisions are made for the whole constituency. They are able to pass policy and to elect delegates to other bodies, such as the national Labour Party Conference amongst others.
The GM elects a range positions once a year at our AGM including the chair, secretary, treasurer and officers for BAME, Disability, LGBT, Women and Youth amongst others who form part of the Executive Committee (EC) and who collectively manage the day to day running of the local party.
At the June meeting, the GM elects delegates to the Labour Party Annual Conference.
Local Campaign Forum
Each constituency in Leeds, Morley and Outwood send delegates to the Local Campaign Forum. Equalities and affiliated trade unions can also send delegates. Councillors also attend.
The forum discusses matters relevant to local government and campaigning in Islington across the two constituencies which the council covers. It is also responsible for organising candidate selection for local and general elections.