Structure of Wards, Branches, CLP and LCF

Working out how everything fits together can seem a bit of a maze – but don’t let that put you off as there’s a common goal: ensuring the party remains open & democratic and maintaining contact between the party, the people and the government.

Our structure and our open policy development process enables more people than ever before to have their say.

You may find Peter Marsh Jenks’ presentation on the slightly confusing county and constituency structure useful. Download the PowerPoint show here.

Branches and Meetings


Monmouth Constituency Labour Party (CLP)

Monmouth Constituency Labour Party (CLP) is the overarching body for Labour members in the Monmouth Constituency and all members may attend General Committee (GC) meetings the All Member Meetings, which happen every other month on the third Thursday from 7pm till 9.30pm.

It deals with all party, policy, and campaigning matters except those relating to local government and deals with elections for MEPs, MPs, AMs etc.

Who can attend: all members of all branches, excluding Severnside Branch (not in the Monmouth Constituency)


Rules & documents

  • Constitution: download here
  • Standing Orders: download here
  • Rules for Branches: download here

Monmouthshire Local Campaigning Forum (LCF)

The Monmouthshire Local Campaigning Forum (LCF) deals with all local government matters relating to MCC including the election of Councillors and liaison with the Labour Group on MCC.  

The LCF is currently prorogued pending boundary changes.


Rules & documents

  • Constitution: download here
  • Standing Orders: download here


All members are part of a ward. Most wards have about 1,500 voters and elect one councillor. There are 33 Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) wards and 4 Torfaen Borough Council (TBC) wards in the Monmouth Constituency. Wards do not contain enough members to meet on their own. Members in a ward do, however, have a say in who stands for election as a local councillor every five years.

Wards are grouped together in branches. Most meet between 6 and 12 times a year and all members in that group of wards are welcome to attend. Branches discuss and agree local policies and campaigns to promote the Labour Party. They are the heart of the Party and play an essential role in campaigning.

Bryn-y-Cwm Branch (Abergavenny area)

Lower Wye Branch (Chepstow area)

Central Monmouthshire Branch (Monmouth & Usk area)

Afon Lwyd Branch (Croesyceiliog area)

Severnside Branch (Magor and Caldicot area) Usually 2nd Tuesday

 Not currently part of Monmouth CLP, but is part of the Monmouthshire County Council area.