Young Labour taking the lead

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, February 20th, 2012 - 2 comments
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Was wondering if anything was happening with this reorganisation, since there wasn’t anything particularly visible apart from statements in meetings and newsletters that an organisational review would be happening. Young Labour are taking ideas on their website. The Labour website hasn’t heard about it yet. 

Labour is currently undertaking a review of its organisational capabilities. It’s a process looking at what it means to be a Labour member and supporter and how Labour can better engage with our supporters.

Young Labour wishes to play an active and leading role in generating the ideas and reform within the organisational review process. We are seeking your ideas.

The Standard has a wide (and growing) readership, many of whom have had some contact with Labour: being activists, supporters or friends in other parties partaking in joint campaigns.

In that vein Young Labour will prepare an official submission for the 2012 Organisational Review and work hard to implement our ideas. Young Labour would like to invite you to submit your ideas about what Labour stands for, how we need to change, what we should be doing and how we can organise better. We want your ideas. Young Labour is determined to push for our party to change: political participation has changed; we need to change with it.

We want everyone’s ideas.

Membership: What does/should it mean to be a member of the NZLP? What powers should members have? What is their role in the party? How has political participation changed? How has/should people’s membership experiences change? How could Labour empower volunteers and activists? What do activists and members want to get out of Labour?

Values and Principles: What does Labour mean to you? What should we be advocating? Where do you see New Zealand in 50 years?

Accountability to members: How can Labour create accountabilities with candidates, MPs and campaign managers, so that they are accountable to their members and the wider NZLP? How can Labour develop transparency between members and those people elected to party positions? Should Labour members elect the leadership? Should Labour members directly elect/ rank the list?

Training and support (campaigning and policy): How can Labour (have Labour) change(d) the party to relay expertise and train people properly for leadership positions? How can Labour improve and formalise training and mechanism to pass on institutional knowledge?

Building a 21st century party and developing a formidable machine: What campaign infrastructure (databases and their capability etc.) should we have and what direction should we be taking them in?

International Engagement: How should Labour engage Internationally?

Getting it done: What should be the priority changes that Young Labour advocate for?

You can submit your ideas here or email us at

2 comments on “Young Labour taking the lead”

  1. alex 1

    Labour has in recent years seemed to be a party focused on careerism among the individual MPs and lack of unity among the caucus. How would you go about solving this?

  2. JonL 2

    Labour need to pull finger out. As I and many of my aquaintances see it, Labour is fast becoming dead in the water!

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