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General Committee Meeting
May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ordinarily, the General Management Committee of the CLP meets monthly as the sovereign decision-making body of the local party. The GC is made up of delegates elected from the branch parties, local branches of affiliated trade unions, affiliated socialist societies, the local branch of the Co-operative Party, and CLP officers. Hartlepool CLP normally welcomes all members to attend and speak at GC meetings but restricts voting to delegates only - this months meeting is set to differ from that.
As a result of a motion received from our Rural West branch in February Hartlepool CLP has been asked to consider the implementation of an 'All Member Meeting Structure' which would dissolve our General Committee and instead give voting rights to all CLP members in attendance at each monthly meetings. This may seem like a sensible and common sense reform however there are arguments in favour of both General Committee and All Member structures meaning members must think carefully and debate this issue before coming to a conclusion.
With the topic of a shift to an 'All Member Meeting' structure on the agenda as well as recent events within and around our CLP, not least of which has been the local elections, can I please encourage as many members as possible to attend.
For further details of the agenda of the meeting please check your email account however items including a full campaigns report and information on the Party's exciting new green initiatives and campaigns are set to be discussed.
Due to our Friday meeting time, Mike Hill MP is also now able to attend our party meetings offering Mike the opportunity to hear the views of local party members and local members the chance to speak directly with our representative in parliament.
If you are a local party member do please come along. If you've not attended a GC before please feel free to contact our CLP Membership Chair who'll happily arrange to welcome you at the entrance and talk you through your first meeting. Attending that first meeting is the hardest part of getting involved, why not take the leap this month?