At first, the structure of the party can seem like a maze. We are a democratic party and each layer of the party can help to influence local policy, and national policy through local campaign forums and the annual conference. Our Exec Committee are here to help you get involved and to ensure as many members as possible can contribute to campaigning for Labour. There are many voices within our party and we are proud to draw on an incredibly wide range of experiences and ideas.
The Bristol West Labour Party is lead by an elected committee, who volunteer on behalf of Labour Party members. Full details about our executive committee and the structure of our CLP (Constituency Labour Pary) are available in our membership pack.
Our Chair: John Halpin
John is the Chair of the Bristol West Constituency Labour Party. He has held the role for the last year. He leads all member meetings and the meetings of the Executive Committee.
Our Secretary: Phil Bates
Phil is the Secretary of the Constituency Labour Party. He is a source of information for all members and keeps everyone informed of all members meetings, minutes and key campaigning events in the constituency.
Our Vice Chair: Annie Thomas
Annie is Vice Chair and supports the Chair in leading the constituency party on behalf of members.
Our Vice Chair/Membership: Jonathan Downing
Jonathan is our Vice Chair/Membership Officer. He helps process new members for the constituency and communicates membership issues with the EC. If you've got a question about how membership works, he's your point of contact. Jonathan also works with the committee to make Bristol West Labour Party a welcoming place for all new members.
Our Treasurer: Becky Ward
Becky is the treasurer for the constituency. She makes sure that the constituency is in good financial health and has the resources it needs to effectively campaign and function.
Our Women's Officer: Carol Billinghurst
Carol has is our Women's Officer. She works with women in the constituency to ensure that our voices are reflected equally. We have a diverse membership with a female MP and leading councillors. Carol provides a clear platform to prioritise issues of importance for women.
As we are such a diverse membership base, we have a number of support officers who help with the day to day organising of the constituencies and ensure that every member is represented.
Campaign Officer & Assistant: Pete Davy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Officers: Check out our Young Members Facebook page here.
Elected roles as above can be contested at these yearly meetings.
Full details in our membership pack.