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 Sharon McCourt, Joseph Healy and Nick Jones.

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 – In 2018 Left Unity adopted a new 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

Left Unity is a member of the European Left Party.

Read the European Left Manifesto  

ACTIVIST CALENDAR

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

14 Nov, 11.00-16.00
Pandemic Politics and the radical left: Left Unity policy conference 2020

Our 2020 policy conference will be held online. We will be discussing resolutions and updates to our policy manifesto. All are welcome.

Tickets here

November
European Forum 2020

The space where the essential joint struggle and transformation projects in Europe are being forged. It will be held online during the whole month of November – dates TBC.

More info here

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