Monmouth CLP Women's Forum
Women’s forum 18 November 2017
At a well-attended meeting of the Monmouth CLP women’s forum, members discussed a range of topics including a successful Labour-led campaign to get a lift installed at Abergavenny railway station and a scheme to collect items for dignity bags for women and get these distributed to those who need them. It was agreed that these campaigns are excellent examples of how the local party can raise its profile by campaigning on issues that are of interest to the wider community.
The meeting split into four sub-groups to discuss how to progress the four topics discussed at the summer awayday. The groups identified ways of building women’s knowledge, confidence, support and skills. The aim is to encourage more women to stand for office both within the party and in town and county elections.
Members also heard a report from a woman delegate to the national Labour Party conference and they gave feedback on the draft CLP plan for 2018.
All women members of the Monmouth Labour Party are warmly welcome to attend the 2018 AGM and next meeting of the Women’s Forum which will be held in Monmouth on Saturday 20 January 2018.
About Monmouth CLP’s Women’s Forum
In May 2016 I took over as Monmouth CLP Women’s Officer.
Since then, we have agreed Terms of Reference and an Action Plan for the Monmouth CPL Women’s Forum to Monmouth CLP’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee strongly support the purpose of Labour Women’s Forums, endorsed the Terms of Reference and Action Plan and awarded a generous start up grant to the new Monmouth CLP Women’s Forum.