Do you want to get involved with Hackney Labour Party?
Whether you want to meet like minded people, get involved in campaigning, come to policy or social events - there's something for everyone in Hackney Labour Party! We rely on volunteers for all of our activities, and want to encourage everyone to play a part in the local Labour Party.
Our main task this year is to retain control of Hackney Council and the elected Mayor or Hackney in the 2014 Local Elections.
The Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs):We have two very active Constituency Labour Parties (Hackney North and Hackney South) that meet monthly to discuss local and national issues. The MPs and Phillip Glanville also attend to give an update on their activities. Recent guest speakers include Lord Glasman, Larry Elliot (Guardian Economics editor) and Claude Moraes MEP.
Your local branch Labour Party: Each ward in Hackney also has a branch Labour Party where local members meet monthly with their councillors and discuss local concerns and organise campaigning in their area.
Policy debates: We also organise regular policy debates on key issues. Most recently, the AV referendum was debated between Labour Party members with representatives from the Yes and the No campaign putting forward their case. We also had a public meeting about the changes to the NHS. All Labour Party members are welcome to these and both CLPs feed their ideas into the Labour Party's policy making process at a national level.
Social events:A good opportunity to get to know each other! These events can range from BBQs, trips to the pub quiz, meals in local restaurants with guest speakers (David Miliband MP recently came to a fundraising meal at Viet Hoa in De Beauvoir).
Women's Forum: This brings together female Labour Party members in Hackney and organises special events to discuss policy issues and training and development for women in the Labour Party.
Ethnic Minority Forum: This forum brings together members from across Hackney's many diverse communities to promote engagement in the party, hold special events as well as training and development for BME persons to run for elected office.
Hackney Young Labour:This is for Labour Party members under the age of 27 and aims to get younger members from both CLPs working together.
If you're interested in joining the Labour Party, or have any questions about any of our local activities then please do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you. When contacting us, it's helpful if you give your postal address then we can make sure we put you in touch with your local branch.
Mail: Hackney Labour Party c/o 8-9 Kingsmead, London, E9 5QG