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Selections Training

September 10, 2011


Due to popular demand Progress are hosting another selection training seminar so you can find out about the process of being selected as a Labour party candidate.

If you have considered running for a selection this is perfect timing with the Labour party already selecting candidates for the 26 ‘island seats’ that have been identified (see below) and with many more set to follow over the next two years.

Preparing for Parliamentary selections can be daunting, difficult and time consuming, but with good preparation, the barriers which may prevent Labour members from representing the Labour Party at the next election are not insurmountable.

Progress has therefore developed a workshop for those who are interested in getting selected. The workshop will go through planning your campaign, considering your message and organising your campaign team. It will be led by Richard Angell. Richard is the former Chair of Young Labour and is currently deputy director of Progress. He helped with successful selection campaigns for a number of people including Stephen Twigg in Liverpool and Emma Reynolds in Wolverhampton.

This will cover both open and AWS selections and there will be chance for questions throughout. Half of the spaces for this event will be reserved for women.

To attend the workshop you must be a Progress member on the day of the training session.

The ‘island seats’ up for early selection that are still open:

Thurrock, Norwich South, Waveney, Lincoln, Stroud, Brighton Kemptown, Bedford,  Northampton North,Hastings and Rye,  Worcester, Warwick and Leamington, Stevenage,  Peterborough, Harlow,  Dover, Redditich, Crawley, Reading West, Chatham and Aylesford, Burton on Trent

More about these seats can be found here on LabourList

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September 10, 2011
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