Many local members are not aware of Labour’s Membersnet. This is partly because it is very poorly advertised on the main Labour webpage but it does give access to online training, information about campaigning, who is responsible for creating policy etc. It also allows local Constituent Labour Parties to advertise events that may be of interest to the wider membership.
You can find Membersnet from the main party webpage by going to the very bottom of the Home Page under “get Involved.” You can also find it by just following this link members.labour.org.uk
All members are entitled to sign up, you will be asked to create a user name and a password when you follow the sign up procedures. The top menu gives a link to all planned upcoming online training events. These are free and all members are entitled to take part. I took part in a training session on policy formation which I found quite interesting.
The Membersnet site also gives details of the South West representatives on the National Policy Forum (NPF) but the link to this is not obvious. If you click on the “Party Activity” top menu item it brings up a list of options, one of which is Agenda. This gives the contact details of everyone on the NPF under the different areas. My experience to date with engaging with one of our area representatives has been a very positive one.
I would encourage all fellow NDCLP members to take advantage of your membership and join Membersnet.