2014 Conference: Invitation and Details


Dear Friend,

The LRC Annual Conference 2014 will take place on Saturday 8th November at Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.  This one-day conference will run from 10am to 5pm, with registration opening at 9.15am.

To encourage attendance from those on low incomes or from further afield, we have held Conference fees at previous years’ levels: just £3 unwaged/outside London, £10 low waged, or £15 waged.  There will be a free crèche at the conference, but we do need to be notified of your childcare needs in advance.  If you wish to book a place in the crèche, please reply as soon as possible including your child’s name and details of any special needs they may have.

Below is the conference registration form, which also allows you to renew your LRC membership if appropriate.  In order to nominate for, vote in and contest elections, as well as fully participate at Annual Conference, you must be a current, paid-up LRC member.  So, if your LRC membership has lapsed, please renew your membership of the LRC now. (http://l-r-c.org.uk/shop/#membership)

Annual Conference decides the LRC’s campaigning priorities, hears guest speakers and elects a National Committee to run the organisation for the coming year.  There are also direct elections for the LRC’s National Officers.  These officers are Chair, Vice Chairs (2), Treasurer, Political Secretary, Administrator, Membership Secretary and Web Manager.  In conjunction with the nominee please use the nomination form and ensure that the individual/s accepts the nomination.

Elections for seats on the National Committee also take place at Annual Conference. There are 8 Individual Members’ seats – to represent individual members such as you – and 8 equalities seats (2 LGBT members, 2 BME members, 2 disabled members and 2 Youth members).  As the LRC now hosts Labour Briefing magazine, Conference will also elect 6 people to sit on the Labour Briefing Editorial Board.  The LRC encourages all its supporters to subscribe to this magazine, See also www.labourbriefing.org Lastly, Conference will also elect two auditors. 

To stand for election for any of these positions, as well as being a fully paid-up member of the LRC, you must also be nominated by at least two other paid-up LRC members.  Candidates may submit a personal statement of no more than 100 words, which will be distributed to all registered delegates. 

Personal statements should be sent – ideally by email to info@l-r-c.org.uk – to arrive before 3pm on Saturday 1st November 2014.

Further details of confirmed speakers, resolutions, amendments and other conference information will appear on the LRC website www.l-r-c.org.uk over the coming weeks. 

We hope to see you at LRC Annual Conference on 8th November 2014.

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