Sunday, May 08, 2016

BE A LABOUR COUNCILLOR?

Ever wanted to get involved in local politics and make a difference in your local area but don’t know where to start or are not sure its for you?

UNISON is keen to increase the number of trade unionists standing as Labour Party candidates.  Local communities are diverse in their life experience, priorities and needs, and Labour councillors should reflect this diversity in the skills and experience that they bring to the council.

As a trade unionist you will have skills in listening to and reassuring others, negotiating and mediation, problem solving, participating in or running a campaign.

UNISON Labour Link has organised training for anyone wishing to find out more, without any obligation.

You can choose from one of two sessions on either Tuesday 17 May or Thursday 26 May.  Both events will be 5.00-7.30pm at the UNISON Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2AY.

The informal session will include:

·         Experiences of a current Labour Councillor

·         Understanding the Labour Party selection process

·         What Labour would expect of you as a candidate

·         How to write your CV and get selected

·         If you are selected how to run an election campaign and get elected

To be eligible to attend you must be a UNISON member, and also an individual member of the Labour Party.

If you would like to register please complete and return the attached application form to Cally (C.Thompson@unison.co.uk) . To find more please contact Cally Thompson on 0207 535 6610 or email) 

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
(So email Cally if you are interested. I hope to attend both sessions)
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