My Constituency Labour Party (CLP) agreed by a big majority at its 2011 AGM to introduce the concept of a Development Plan.
So as CLP secretary, it has fallen to me to kick-start the process. Being a great believer in learning from others and not reinventing the wheel, I put a search into Google: labour party constituency development plan.
Here are the first three results:
30 Mar 2010 ... Trade unions pay £1 million a year to the Labour Party at a local and ... Party branches through binding “Constituency Development Plans”. ...
stratfordconservative.blogspot.com/.../why-labour-blocked-party-funding-reform.html - Cached
30 Mar 2010 ... "These documents expose the Labour Party's addiction to union cash". ... Party branches through binding "Constituency Development Plans". ...
www.conservatives.com/.../Secret_papers_reveal_Labours_dependency_on_union_cash.aspx - Cached
Bit embarrassing that Conservative sites take 2nd and 3rd spots. I will refer to the Unison result, but what about official guidance? So, I went to the Labour Party official website. That has no search facility. But I knew that as a nerdy member. So I went to the search facility on Membersnet and entered: CLP development plan.
Yes, you'v e guess, no help there either. Here are the first three results:
|Project Game Plan
See what you can do by clicking the icons below ...
|How do we tackle the challenges of global poverty and development?
|Training - A strategic approach to print and direct mail
Tuesday 23 September - 10.30amExchange 1 We'll help you deliver an effective, targeted communication...
So if your CLP has a model I could use, please let me know. In the meantime, I'm going to develop an outline one for 2011/16 - old politics - a five-year plan, but wait until you see it before passing judge. For any colleagues worried about our political opponents getting wised up, don't fret. I will be selective about what gets into the public domain. But let's all agree on one thing: Taking on the Tories in Westminster has got to be very public if it is to have any chance of succeeding.