Our next All Members Meeting for Norwich Labour Party will be on Friday 8 September, at St Marks Hall, Hall Road NR1 3HL – doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.
We want this to be a sociable occasion - please feel free to bring drinks / nibbles to keep you focused during the discussions!
NB VENUE – We are back at St Marks for this month’s meeting, for lack of a suitable alternative as yet.
7.30pm Introduction and business matters
7.35pm Approval of Norwich Labour Party rules and Standing Orders
7.45pm Approval of NLP Annual Accounts
7.50pm Social Media – Code of conduct for members – Annie Hatley (Social Media Team) Click here to read the draft statement
8.00pm Clive Lewis MP for Norwich South to lead a discussion on the National Policy Forum annual report 2017
(Click here to download)
Clive will open the debate with an overview of key items from the report, we will then break up into groups for table discussions, to decide which parts we believe that Norwich Labour Party should take a position on. Each table will report back (concisely) at the end, followed by a summing up from Clive. The NPF report forms the basis of Labour Party policy. There are eight commissions focusing on specific areas:
Early Years, Education and Skills | Economy, Business and Trade | Environment, Energy and Culture | Health and Care | Housing, Local Government and Transport | International | Justice and Home Affairs | Work, Pensions and Equality
9.00pm Mandating delegates for annual conference
Explainer: When the CLP send delegates to conference, delegates can either be tasked to vote according to their own preferences, or to vote according to how the CLP have told them (mandated). We won’t know exactly what will come up at conference, but, for policy issues where the CLP has a clear view (as established in our discussions earlier in the meeting), we can mandate delegates to vote in line with those views.
9.15pm Contemporary motions
Norwich CLP is entitled to submit a contemporary motion to Annual Conference – that is, a motion which addresses an issue which could not otherwise have been raised through this year’s policy making process. See below for more detail, or click on this link – Contemporary motions 2017
Motions can come from a branch or from an individual member.
Please email these to email@example.com by 9am on Monday 4 September so that they can be checked and included in next week’s newsletter, prior to discussion at AMM
We look forward to seeing you there!