We’re proud to be the party that selected the first out gay and lesbian MPs but we know for many LGBT Labour members taking the first step to standing as a candidate can seem like a daunting experience which is why we’re proud to announce our first ever LGBT Labour Selections Training.
We’ve been working with experts across the party to develop these sessions and trainees with leave the day with the essential skills and knowledge needed to stand in a selection, and how to win.
The day will also give an opportunity to share any worries you might have about being an LGBT candidate with our experienced trainers as well us providing a great networking opportunity for LGBT activists.
The training is for anyone LGBT who wants to stand at any level of government, councillor, AM, MSP, MP or MEP.
This training is just the start of an exciting new projected aimed at improving LGBT representation in the Labour Party and we’d love it if as many members as possible could take part.
This training day is open to any LGBT Labour member who is thinking of standing for selection, or who just wants to find out more about the process. We’ll be working on how to offer support to already selected LGBT candidates over the course of this year so if you’re standing for election let us know.
The training day will be held on Saturday 1st February. If you have any questions about the day or our plans for future training please get in touch.
We’re very excited about this brilliant new project and we can’t wait to see you on the first.
Richard Angell. Richard is the former National Secretary of LGBT Labour and is currently Deputy Director of Progress. Richard has worked on a number of selection campaigns and was the general election coordinator in Middlesbrough South.
Kirsty McNeil is a former PPC who delivered the biggest swing to Labour in the country in 2005. As well as extensive experience in the charity sector including Make Poverty History she was a No 10 adviser during the last Labour Government.
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