Democracy

Left Unity is a democratic party, run by its members. This page provides information about Left Unity’s structure and democratic processes.

Left Unity doesn’t have a traditional ‘party leader’ – it instead has elected spokespeople who express our democratically decided policies. Our current spokespeople are Joseph Healey, Nick Jones and Sharon McCourt.

Conferences – Left Unity’s policies are made by members at our conferences, which are usually annual. The conference is the supreme decision-making process within Left Unity.

National Council & Committees – Left Unity is led and organised between conferences by its National Council, a group of members elected by online ballot. Within the National Council there are officers with specific responsibilities and an Executive Committee responsible for the day-to-day running of the party. There are also other committees for various tasks.

Caucuses – Left Unity is committed to fighting all oppression and discrimination. Caucuses are self-organised groups of party members organising against oppressions.

Tendencies – As a pluralist party, we encourage debate and new ideas. Tendencies are organised groups of members who share a political point of view.

Constitution – This page is only a brief summary of Left Unity’s democratic structures. For more information, have a look at our full constitution.


Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.

About Left Unity   Read our manifesto

ACTIVIST CALENDAR

Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Saturday 22 September: 12 noon
Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital Demonstration

More details here

Sat 29 Sep, 11.00-15.00
Protest at the Conservative Party Conference

To call time on failed austerity and campaign for a new deal for working people.

Victoria Square, Birmingham. More info on Facebook.

9-11 Nov
European Forum of Progressive Forces, Bilbao

To debate, build and act to ward-off current threats.

Sun 17 Nov, 12.00
National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

Central London. More info on Facebook

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