EQUALITIES: GENERAL STATEMENT OF MAIDENHEAD CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY (MCLP)
1 MLP represents, promotes and campaigns for the equal rights of people from minority social groups including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with Disabilities, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities (LGBTI), Women and Seniors.
2 We promote intersectional representation for individuals who may identify to both a majority and minority social group or several minority social groups simultaneously.
3 We want to ensure that all members feel welcome to become fully involved in the work of MLP and have a real voice within the local and national party.
4 The equalities officer is the key representative for members from minority social groups within MLP.
5 We use our equalities website to raise the profile of inequality both locally, nationally and globally. Feedback opportunities are made available via the MLP website equalities pages for members to say how they would like MLP to promote local and national equalities issues.
6 We network with local branches of minority support campaign groups and organisations.
7 We work jointly with campaigns in neighbouring constituencies.
8 We want to continue to provide opportunities for all members to play a part in all the Party’s activities by facilitating training, providing networking opportunities, mentoring and encouraging under-represented groups to run for elected office. We will continue building an inclusive party for marginalised members.
9 The equalities officer acts as a MLP link to Labour’s national affiliate groups: Labour Women’s Network, BAME Labour, Disability Labour, and LGBT Labour.
10 The equalities officer works with local trades unions to jointly support our members.
11 The equalities officer provides MLP with up-to-date equalities monitoring records.
12 We ensure feedback from our members regarding access and inclusion is passed onto the MLP Executive.
HAVE YOUR SAY:
1 We will support and participate in campaigns about local and national issues that you tell us about.
2 We will draw up an annual programme of activities with our members’ input.
3 We ensure our members are given the opportunity to have their views and concerns heard by MLP and see them reflected in Labour’s policy-making forums and debates.
4 We look outside of the party membership to our local community and welcome ideas about how MLP can engage with local voters.
5 We want to run local events on the things you tell us matter to you.
1 The equalities officer takes the lead in making sure that the campaigning work of MLP reaches out and engages with local members from minority social groups.
2 We will run local street stalls to target inequality issues affecting our members.
3 We canvass areas/community groups with a high percentage of under-represented voters.
4 We support members to make the transition from member to activist.
5 The equalities officer reports back to MLP on our activity, campaigns and community work and highlights any forthcoming events or campaigns.
MAIDENHEAD LP MEETINGS:
1 The equalities officer will introduce themselves to new members attending a meeting for the first time.
2 We will ensure MLP meetings are accessible and relevant to our members by choosing speakers at our monthly meetings which reflect the diverse concerns of our community.
3 We encourage members to get involved in meetings and contribute to discussions.
4 We encourage under-represented members to run for elected office locally and nationally.
WOMEN'S AND EQUALITIES OFFICERS' ROLE AND OBJECTIVES:
- Equalities/Women’s officer will make contact with and welcome new members.
- We want to ensure that women members feel welcome to become fully involved in the work of Maidenhead CLP and have a real voice within the local party and at a national level.
- Equalities/Women’s officer is the key representative of women members within Maidenhead CLP.
- Feedback opportunities to be made available for members to say how they would like Maidenhead CLP to promote local issues for women. What would encourage women members to attend meetings?
- We network with local branches of women’s groups and organisations to set up consultation meetings and exchange speakers.
- We work jointly with Labour women in neighbouring constituencies.
- We want to continue to provide opportunities for women members to play a part in all the Party’s local activities, particularly through facilitating training, networking and mentoring and encouraging women to run for elected office. We will continue building an INCLUSIVE party for women members with your input.
- Equalities officer acts as a CLP link to Labour Women’s Network, the party’s national affiliate.
- Equalities officer to maintain links with local trade union branches and work with them to support our members.
- Equalities officer provides CLP with up-to-date equalities monitoring records including the opportunities women have to become involved in activities,
- We ensure feedback regarding access and inclusion from women members is passed onto the Maidenhead CLP Executive.
YOU TELL US:
- We will support and participate in CAMPAIGNS that women tell us about around local and national issues.
- We will draw up an annual plan and programme of activities with our members’ input.
- We ensure women members are given the opportunity to have their views and concerns heard by our CLP and see them reflected in Labour’s policy-making and debates.
- We look outside of the party membership to our local community, and welcome ideas about how our CLP can ENGAGE with local women voters.
- We want to run LOCAL policy forums or events based on things that matter to you.
- Equalities officer takes the lead in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and engages with local women.
- We will run local street stalls to target current issues affecting women.
- We canvass areas/community groups with a high percentage of women voters.
- Make Labour Party and women membership forms readily available to sign up new supporters.
- Support members to make the transition from member to activist.
- The Equalities officer reports back to Maidenhead CLP on our activity, campaigns and community work and highlights any forthcoming events or campaigns.
MAIDENHEAD CLP MEETINGS:
- The Equalities officer will introduce themselves to women members attending a meeting for the first time.
- Ensure Maidenhead CLP meetings are ACCESSIBLE and RELEVANT to women members by choosing CLP speakers which reflect the diverse concerns of our community.
- We encourage women members to get involved in meetings and contribute to discussions.
- We encourage women to run for elected office.
- Equalities Officer Maidenhead CLP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maidenhead CLP website: http://www.maidenheadlabour.org.uk/