Constituency Labour Party
|Constituency Labour Party|
A Constituency Labour Party (CLP) is an organisation of members of the British Labour Party who live in a particular parliamentary constituency. The CLP may comprise one or more branches (BLPs), is supervised by its Regional Office and is answerable to the National Executive Committee at Labour Party headquarters. BLPs can choose candidates to stand in local council elections and CLPs help select prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs).
In England and Wales, CLP boundaries coincide with those for UK parliamentary constituencies. In Scotland, CLP boundaries align with constituencies of the Scottish Parliament. The Labour Party in Northern Ireland has, since February 2009, been organised as a province-wide CLP which is yet to contest elections.
|Document:Bristol West CLP condemns suspension of Corbyn||Article||10 November 2020||SKWAWKBOX||Labour’s hierarchy has banned CLPs from debating or voting on Corbyn’s suspension or the EHRC report and some Regional Directors have blocked attempts to do so. It seems Bristol West members hold their democracy and their former party leader in too high a regard to toe the line.|