The Constituency Labour Party (CLP) holds regular meetings, which are open to all members, at which all or most of the time is devoted to discussion of political issues. There is often an external speaker.
The CLP is managed by a management committee, which consists of the secretary and three other delegates from each branch. Affiliated organizations may also appoint delegates and, in addition, the committee has limited powers of co-option.
The officers are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the CLP and are listed below. The officers who form the Officers' Committee who have certain powers between meetings are marked in the list.
The CLP selects the parliamentary candidate to stand for North East Hertfordshire. The final selection takes place at a hustings meeting on the basis of one member - one vote.
If you want to get in touch with the CLP, click on Contact Us for details of how to do so.
The CLP is also involved in campaigning for the County Council and District Council seats within its area. For more details about local government in North East Hertfordshire, click on Local Government.
Constituency Party officers
The following officers were elected at the Annual General Meeting on 26 July 2017:
Chair: now vacant *
Secretary: Rhona Cameron (Letchworth and Baldock branch) *
Treasurer: John Rees (Royston Branch) *
Vice-chair (1): Clyde Millard (East Herts Rural Branch) *
Vice-chair (2): Rachel Burgin (Letchworth and Baldock Branch) *
Women's Officer: Kate Aspinwall (Letchworth and Baldock Branch) *
Membership Secretary: Alex Jarosy (Letchworth and Baldock Branch)
TU Liaison Officer: Vaughan West (Royston Branch)
Political Education Officer: Sue Ngwala (Letchworth and Baldock Branch)
Youth Officers: Alec Maguire and Dan Ouliel (both Letchworth and Baldock Branch)
Communications Officer: Helen Oliver (Letchworth and Baldock Branch)
Interim Campaigns Co-ordinator: Rachel Burgin (Letchworth and Baldock Branch)
Parliamentary Spokesperson: Doug Swanney (Letchworth and Baldock Branch)
* member of the Officers' Committee
The CLP is in the Eastern Region. There is a Labour Party regional office (Labour East) in Harlow with a Regional Director. There is also a Regional Board, elected at the Regional Conference attended by delegates from the CLPs in the Region. At present, the chair of the Regional Board in Vaughan West, who is also our Trade Union Liaison Officer and a member of the Royston branch.
The area covered by the regional office co-incides with the Government's eastern planning and development region and with the European parliamentary constituency. The Eastern Region website is at www.easternlabour.org. For more information about the Labour MEP for the Eastern Region, click on Europe above.