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.

Thursday 31st May

Transform #4 launch event: full details here

Saturday 9 June
the Empire Strikes Back in Latin America

VSC Day School; more details here

Saturday 16 June, 11.00 -18.00
Left Unity 2018 National Conference

Left Unity’s annual national conference.

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Friday 13th July
Together against Trump national demo

2pm in central London

More details here

Sunday 19 August, 14.00-15.00
Peterloo Massacre 2018 Commemorative Rally & Picnic

In Manchester, hosted by Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils. More info on Facebook

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Placard and broadsheet: NHS Emergency

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