The aim of Labour North's Training programme is to help members and local parties, build up their local organisation, reach out into local communities and campaign to win elections.

Launching this autumn, our training programme is designed to ensure that all Labour members can play their part in building local parties that are campaign ready, outward facing, open and in touch with the needs of every local community that we seek to represent.

All training events are free, and are based on best practice. They will be delivered by training professionals, organisers and experienced campaigners and is open to all members.  With sessions for designed for those wanting to get more involved for the first time, to sessions designed for advanced campaigners, there is something for everyone.

The full programme of events is below. Click on an event for more information and to register to attend, or contact Labour North on 0191 246 5276 / north@labour.org.uk.


Campaigning as a councillor / council candidate
Thursday 22nd Feb| 6pm – 8pm | Hartlepool
Have you been selected as a council candidate, or are you re-standing as a councillor in the local elections? Then this session is for you. It will cover how to identify your campaign message and how to effectively campaign as a candidate, as well as sharing best practice and tips with other councillors and candidates.
Aimed at; Experienced campaigners, Councillors and council candidates

Planning the Short Campaign
Monday 26th Feb | 10am – 2pm| Newcastle
The short campaign is the most intense 6 weeks, however this session will ensure that you are ready and prepared from the notice of poll through to polling day.
This session will include;
• Bespoke campaign plans
• How to target using the Labour Party tools
• Staying within the law
MP Staff / Stakeholders
Aimed at: Experienced campaigners

Campaigning as a councillor / council candidate
Thursday 22nd Feb| 6pm – 8pm | Sunderland
Have you been selected as a council candidate, or are you re-standing as a councillor in the local elections? Then this session is for you. It will cover how to identify your campaign message and how to effectively campaign as a candidate, as well as sharing best practice and tips with other councillors and candidates.
Aimed at; Experienced campaigners, Councillors and council candidates

Whips Training
Thursday 8th March | 6 – 8pm | Newcastle
This session includes practical considerations and an overview of the relevant Labour Party rules. 
This training session is aimed at all Labour Group Whips.

Agent Training
Monday 19th March | 10am – 2pm | Newcastle
Election campaigning is regulated by legislation. In this session we provide an introduction to electoral law for prospective election agents and campaign coordinators, including the nominations process, expenses, donations and how to keep your campaign activities and material legal.
Aimed at; Agents and prospective agents

Digital Training
Thursday 29th March | 6pm – 8pm | Newcastle
Do you run the social media accounts for your CLP, MP or candidate? Come along to this intermediate workshop on how to make your social media soar, with practical tricks and inspiration for great content.
Aimed at; Experienced Campaigners

Practical Session – Why do we knock on doors? Followed by campaign session in a key target ward
Thursday 5th April | 5pm – 8pm| Hartlepool
Aimed at; all members

Practical Session – Why do we knock on doors? Followed by campaign session in a key target ward
Thursday 12th April | 5pm – 8pm| Carlisle
Aimed at; all members

Practical Session – Why do we knock on doors? Followed by campaign session in a key target ward
Thursday 19th April | 5pm – 8pm| Newcastle
Aimed at; all members

How to run an AGM
Thursday 10th May | 6pm – 8pm | Newcastle
This session includes practical considerations, a model agenda and an overview of the relevant Labour Party rules.
Aimed at: Role Holders and Officers

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