The National Executive Committee (NEC) is the governing body of the Labour Party, overseeing the overall direction of the party and the policy making process.
At Labour's Annual Conference in September, delegates agreed that there will be three additional CLP Representatives on the National Executive Committee — they will represent members and be elected by a ballot of all eligible Labour Party members.
This will increase the representation of local parties from six representatives to nine, and give you the opportunity to stand as a member and vote for your representatives on the NEC.
Below is some information about how it will work. We hope you'll get involved and have your say in the way our Party is governed.
The Labour Party
How will nominations work?
Your CLP may nominate up to three party members from anywhere in the country to stand for election for these positions. To be on the final ballot nominees need nominations from at least five CLPs.
The NEC has extended the freeze date and deadline for CLPs to submit nominations. CLPs may nominate up to three eligible members by midnight on Sunday 19 November 2017.
For information about when your CLP will be holding its nomination meeting please contact your CLP secretary.
How can I stand as a candidate?
You will need to have been a member of the Labour Party for at least a year by the close of nominations. This means you will need to have joined on or before 19 November 2016.
If you wish to stand, you will need five CLPs from anywhere in the country to nominate you.
Am I eligible to vote?
To be eligible to participate in this ballot members must be fully paid up (ie not in arrears) by Sunday 19 November 2017.
As a fully paid up member you are currently eligible to vote, but your membership must remain fully paid up by Sunday 19 November or you will not be able to take part.
When will my ballot arrive?
Ballots will go out via email to all eligible members commencing Thursday 30 November 2017 and you must cast your vote by noon Friday 12 January.
Not all members will receive their ballot at the same time as they will be sent out in batches over the following week.
Postal ballots will only be issued to members for whom we do not hold an email address. If you want to update your email address or check which email address we hold for you, please contact Membership on 0345 092 2299.
Ballot re-issues will open on Monday 11 December, so any member who has not received a ballot by that date should contact the Membership Team on email@example.com and a ballot may be re-issued (either via email or post).
Further information and outline
NEC Division III CLPs
Each CLP may make up to three nominations.
Candidates must have 12-months membership (as at the close of nominations 19 November 2017).
Candidates require nomination from at least five CLPs (does not need to include home CLP).
Representatives shall be elected by an OMOV ballot of individual eligible members as of 19 November 2017.
MPs, MEPs, MSPs, Welsh AMs and Members of the House of Lords are ineligible to stand (but are eligible to vote).
No gender quota as this has already been met.