Labour Party Affiliation

Labour_Party_Logo.pngChristians on the Left
is affiliated to the Labour Party and engages with the party at all levels. Members are active locally in their CLPs (Constituency Labour Parties) and we have dozens of Labour Councillors across the country. We always send two delegates from Christians on the Left to the Labour Party’s Annual Conference each year to represent our members, engage with Labour Party members and bring back reports to our membership.

At the Party’s invitation we organise the official Conference Sunday service and we also host fringe meetings and other events to support, engage and encourage the Labour movement and all our members. We participate fully in the Party’s policy consultation process.

We currently (2020) have more than 40 members of Christians on the Left in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, including current Shadow Cabinet (and former Cabinet) members. There were several CotL members in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet throughout 2015-2020 and as of Keir Starmer's new shadow cabinet in May 2020, there were 14 members of Christians on the Left represented.

Many of our members are also members of other parties and even more are members of no party at all. They have found that CotL is an inclusive space where they can further their political passions and vocation in an atmosphere of fellowship and support. We try to practice disagreeing well!

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