Local events we are aware of are listed below, generally for the month ahead. You can also use Labour’s national search facility to find any Labour Party events which have been notified to the Party, or contact your Branch to find out what’s going on in your immediate neighbourhood. If you want more information, call our Brighton office on 01273 806773 option 3. The office is staffed daily. If you want to talk to volunteers from Pavilion, best to call on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Thursday 23 May – European elections – polling stations open 7am until 10pm. We encourage everyone to vote and hope that you will vote Labour.
10.30am – 12.30pm, Friday 24 May – members’ policy forum at Friends’ Meeting House to discuss the 2019 National Policy Forum consultation documents on Rebuilding a Public NHS and Rebuilding a Just Social Security System.
10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 1 June – members’ policy forum at Community Base to discuss the 2019 National Policy Forum consultation documents on Brexit and Local Accountability within the National Education Service.
1pm, Saturday 8 June – Pavilion Labour General Committee meeting starts 1pm in the fifth floor Conference Room at Community Base, following delegate registration from 12.50pm. After the GC has concluded, from approximately 3.15pm – 4.30pm, there will be a discussion forum or other training event to be organised by the Political Education Officer. The Conference Room is fully accessible via the lift at the South Wing entrance.
7pm – 9pm, Monday 10 June – members’ policy forum at Community Base to discuss the 2019 National Policy Forum consultation documents on Local Economic Development and Building an Effective Criminal Justice System.
7.30pm, Tuesday 18 June – Patcham Branch members’ meeting at Patcham Community Centre.
2.30pm – 5.30pm, Sunday 23 June – members’ drop-in at Community Base where it will be possible for members to discuss any or all of the eight 2019 NPF consultation documents with lead facilitators and submit their own contributions to the consultation. Read our introductory blog about the 2019 National Policy Forum consultation .
7.30pm, Tuesday 16 July – Patcham Branch members’ meeting at Patcham Community Centre.
7.30pm, Tuesday 17 September – Patcham Branch members’ meeting at Patcham Community Centre.
Saturday 21 – Wednesday 25 September – 2019 Labour Conference at the Brighton Centre.
10.30am, Saturday 26 October – Patcham Branch AGM – members’ meeting at Patcham Community Centre.
10.30am, Saturday 30 November – Patcham Branch members’ meeting at Patcham Community Centre.
7pm, Thursday 5 December – Brighton Pavilion Labour Party – AGM of the General Committee at the Friends’ Meeting House.
Wednesday 18 December – Patcham Branch social (details to be confirmed)
2019 CLP calendar:
Campaign days: 2 January for rail, 9 March for International Women’s Day and very many more in local neighbourhoods as we focus our campaigning on the council and European elections through to Thursday 23 May 2019. Our town centre campaign stalls will return later in the Spring…
GC meetings: the remaining General Committee (‘GC’) meetings for 2019 are on Saturday 8 June, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 5 September, Saturday 12 October, Saturday 9 November and Thursday 5 December (AGM).
GC meetings will mostly be held at Community Base during 2019, with the exception of the September, November and December meetings, which will be at the Friends’ Meeting House.
Timings will vary depending on venue and whether a policy discussion is being held either before or after the GC. Normally Saturday GCs will run from 11am – 1pm but the June GC will be held from 1pm – 3pm with a late afternoon policy discussion possible. Thursday GCs usually run from 7.30pm – 9.30pm, but the AGM may start at 7pm. Delegates should always check the papers circulated for the start time of each meeting.
EC meetings: Executive Committee (‘EC’) meetings are held approximately ten days before each GC. In 2019 the EC will meet on 28 May, 30 June, 27 August, 30 September, 28 October and 24 November. Subsequent meetings will depend on the calendar of GC meetings for the year. (EC meetings normally run either from 4pm – 6pm on Sundays or 7pm – 9pm on weekdays.)
Business deadlines for branches and affiliates to table items at the GC: 11am on Saturday 25 May, Thursday 27 June, Thursday 22 August, Saturday 28 September, and Saturday 26 October 2019. The deadline for business to be submitted for the CLP AGM is 11am on Thursday 21 November 2019.