Nominations open: LGA Labour Group elections for 2018/19

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11 May 2018

LGA Labour Group elections

Dear Councillor,

I am writing to you to set out the LGA Labour Group’s elections and board appointment process for 2018/19 which is now open for nominations. Full details of the process are on the LGA Labour Group website here and are briefly set out below:

There are seven Labour Group officer positions and 10 Regional Representative positions directly elected by Labour groups:

Labour Group Officers:

  • LGA Labour Group Leader
  • Deputy Leaders (two positions, at least one of which must be a woman)
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Chief Whip
  • Deputy Whip 

    The Labour Group officers form the LGA Labour Group Executive, along with LGA Leadership Board members, lead members on LGA boards, a Metro Mayor representative, and the national lead peer. For more details, see the LGA Labour Group website.

    Regional representatives
    Ten members are elected, one from each English region and Wales: East; East Midlands; London; North East; North West; South East; South West; Yorkshire & Humber; West Midlands and Wales.

    Regional representatives are members of the Labour Group, and act as the main political link with Labour groups and leaders in their region.

    Applications for each position are made by self-nomination, and the positions are then elected by Labour Groups.

    You can download the self-nomination form here. Your Group leader must consent to your nomination.

    Members who are nominating themselves for Officer roles also require supporting nominations from three Labour Groups, which should come from at least two different regions. You can download the supporting nomination form here.

    The timetable for the election process is as follows:

    • Nominations open: Friday 11 May
    • Deadline for nominations: 5pm, Thursday 24 May
    • Ballot papers sent to Labour Group Leaders: Monday 28 May
    • Deadline for ballot votes: 12 noon, Monday 25 June

    Appointments for places on LGA Boards

    The nomination process for places on LGA boards and structures will open in late May – details will be circulated separately.

    **Group Secretaries please note**

    Due to the proximity to the elections, the LGA’s database is not yet fully updated with all new councillors’ emails. Please can you ensure this communication is forwarded on to all newly elected Labour councillors in your authority.