The Labour Party is a “social, democratic” movement. Much of what happens in the party is achieved by members proposing motions which are debated and voted on. Some motions concern local issues. Others may express support for other groups or motions from elsewhere; and some may be new ideas from our members. They can be fed upwards to the Constituency Labour Party where they are voted on, and if passed may go on to affect national policies in the Labour Party.

Any member of any one of our three branches (Hitchin, Harpenden and Redbourn) can bring a motion to the branch, by sending their motion to the Branch Secretary – and please do get in touch if you’d like any help or guidance, or want to collaborate with others to put a motion together. We’ll try to get it into onto an agenda for a branch meeting. We suggest using the following sections for your motion, to make it most likely others will easily understand what you are trying to achieve:

  • 1. Branch Notes: i.e. “This branch notes that….”, to set the context for your motion.
  • 2. Branch Believes: i.e. “This branch believes….”, says how labour party values bear upon the issue.
  • 3. Branch Resolves: i.e. “this branch resolves…”, says what actions are asked to be taken.

Current Motions to be considered at branch

  • Motions received will appear here.

Motions passed at Branch


Motions to be considered at CLP


Motion carried on Tuesday 1st December 2020…….

Hitchin and Harpenden Constituency Labour Party resolves:
– To call upon the Labour Party to reject First Past the Post, the voting system currently used for General Elections, and to support the introduction of a form of Proportional Representation in which all votes count equally and seats match votes.
– To call upon the Justice and Home Affairs Policy Commission of the National Policy Forum to consult the party membership specifically about their views on Proportional Representation in the next cycle of policy documents.
– To call upon the Labour Party to set out how it will select a new, proportional voting system for general elections, in time to offer it as a concrete alternative to First Past the Post in our next manifesto


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