We are the Constituency Labour Party (CLP) for Wolverhampton South West, a UK Parliamentary constituency in the West Midlands. We have an active and vibrant membership and a number of ongoing campaigns.
About the Labour Party
The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party.
It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.
―Clause IV of The Labour Party Rule Book
Wolverhampton South West is a winnable marginal. In 2017, a hard-fought campaign resulted in the election of Eleanor Smith, the first British African-Caribbean MP for a West Midlands constituency. In addition to effective campaigning at election times, the constituency campaigns on key local, regional, and national issues throughout the year.
In the initial draft proposals for the 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, it is proposed that Wolverhampton South West be expanded eastwards and renamed Wolverhampton West, gaining the council wards of Blakenhall and Oxley.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England are also conducting a review of the internal council ward boundaries for Wolverhampton, which is expected to result in ‘all-out’ council elections in 2022, with every council seat in the city (three per ward) up for election. For this reason, the next couple of years are expected to be busy electorally for the CLP.
The CLP is the locus of local party activity. Getting active in your local Party is a great way to:
- Meet other Labour Party members in your local area
- Bring new ideas and enthusiasm to your local Party
- Make your voice heard in shaping the direction of the Party and Party policy
- Organise local campaigns and get Labour’s message out to your local community
- Help Labour win the next general election
Wolverhampton South West is organised as an ‘All Members Meeting’ CLP, which means that any members from the constituency may attend and vote in our monthly meeting. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (except when they would fall within the summer holidays, the Christmas holidays, or the pre-election period—where our focus will be on campaigning rather than meetings).
Details of meetings are sent out via email using Organise, Labour’s volunteer management and communications tool. If you don’t seem to be getting emails from Organise, please get in touch.
Members are entitled to join our private Facebook Group.
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