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This year we will be holding our annual National Council in Cardiff on 6th and 7th December, tickets are available online here!

National Council is the first democratic event of the academic year and is a fantastic opportunity for members to shape the policy of Labour Students and what we as an organisation should be prioritising.

Delegates

Each Labour club is entitled to send two delegates to National Council, one of whom must be a woman. Delegates to Council must be elected by club members and must be a member of both Labour Students and the Labour club that elected them. Observers are also welcome to attend, however ticket priority will be given to delegates.

The deadline for delegate registration is November 28th.

Motions

Labour Clubs can submit motions which are then debated and voted on by delegates at the event. All the motions to be discussed are available here.

However, clubs have until Monday the 24th of November to submit amendments to motions. This should be done by attaching a microsoft word file containing the amendment to the Chair of Steering Joe Vinson. To do this please email joevinson@live.co.uk.

Elections

The following positions will be elected at National Council, and members must declare their intention to stand by 28th November by emailing joevinson@live.co.uk, with the exception of the Liberation Officer positions (who can self-nominate on the day).

·         Labour Students Policy Forum members (eight places, four reserved for women, one year term)

·         Steering Committee (three places, one reserved for women, one year term)

·         Further Education Representative (must be held by someone registered at an FE institution, one year term)

·         Liberation Officers (Women's, LGBT, BAME, Disabled - one year term)

Liberation Officers are to be elected by a caucus of members who self-define and members do not have to declare their intention to stand until the caucus itself.

 

NUS nominations

At Council, we will also be selecting our candidates for NUS elections. Anyone who is wishing to stand must send a CV and Covering Letter explaining why you wish to stand as a Labour Student. These need to be sent to finn_mcgoldrick@labour.org.uk by 28th November. There will then be a shortlisting process Candidates will then be shortlisted prior to the vote at Council.

If you have any questions about the democracy aspect of the event, please contact the Chair of Steering. If you have a question about any other part of the event, please get in touch with grace_skelton@labour.org.uk

See you all in Cardiff! 

National Council

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Thanks to Dan Jarvis for recording a Remembrance Day message for Labour Students. This was played for students at our Political Weekend on Remembrance Sunday so that we could all take a moment to recognise the service and sacrifice of the armed forces.  

Remembrance Day Message from Dan Jarvis

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