The Women's Forum - About Us

Hornsey and Wood Green Women’s Forum - working for fairness and equality


Welcome to your CLP Women's Forum, and a special hello to the large numbers of women who've joined the Labour party since the election. We're pretty proud of ourselves here in Hornsey and Wood Green. We can say we're a Labour constituency once again, with our wonderful Catherine West MP now sitting in Westminster.

So many of us worked so hard with Catherine during the election campaign. It's a real testament to how we can truly make a difference by getting involved.

It doesn't stop here though. We might not be door knocking so much, but we'll be working just as hard with Catherine on local and national policy issues. What's your particular interest? Let us know and we can organise an event round it.

Who we are:

We're a formal branch of the Labour party, governed by the constituency rules.  If you’re female and belong to the Labour Party you’re automatically a member.

We have an elected representative who sits on the CLP Executive Committee. We can also nominate two delegates to the CLP general committee.

What we do:

-        We listen to women's views and act on their ideas

-        We promote women’s issues at local and national level

-        We bring women together for support and empowerment

-        We work to recruit more women into the party

-        We help women make the leap from member to activist

How we do it:

-        We hold women-only door knocking sessions

-        We hold training sessions in response to your needs

-        We hold regular get-togethers with speakers you say you want to hear

-        We hold social events, such as post-canvass lunches, a winter party, suppers or coffee mornings in each others’ homes

-        We link with other women’s forums and community organisations to share information and good practice.

-        We include any woman who offers help, whether you’re a member or a supporter.

-        We make the best use of every woman’s skills.

Why we do it:

- We’ve come a long way since the first days of the Labour party but we believe there’s still a need for a forum for raising awareness and planning strategies to include women politically and in the wider society.

- Not enough women are voting. In fact the number of women voting has actually decreased in the last few years.

-We still need to work to get more women MP’s.

- Because, when women get together, we talk and great things happen

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