The tiers of Local Government are: (when I get a chance I will see if I can add a some links on the responsibilities of each tier, in the meantime Google is your friend!)
Parish / Town Councils
These councils think of themselves as apolitical but they are the bedrock of democracy in this country. Councillor posts tend to not be contested and they are often dominated by the local Tory ‘great and good’. It is essential that the views of ordinary local people are considered and the only way that will happen is for Labour Party members to take those local council seats. We do have many Labour members who serve as parish councillors although not alwatys identified as Labour depending on how “political” a particular parish council believes it is.
Are you interested in being a Labour voice in your local town / parish council? You can get notified of any Parish & Town Council vacancies in Broadland by registering with the Council. If you are interested in becoming a Parish or Town Councillor, you can also contact your local Parish council clerk. And you can get support form the CLP, feel free to contact the CLP Secretary.
Broadland District Council
Prior to the 2019 District council elections there were no Labour District Councillors. But in 2020 Natasha Harpley and Breanne Cook were elected as Labour councillors to the District council for Sprowston Central. Although they are Broadland District councillors they are not in Broadland constituency but in Norwich North. This is because the boundaries of the council and the parlimentary consituencies are not coterminus. Ther are 12 Liberal Democrat councillors and 33 Tory councillors . We must do our best in the May 2023 District Council elections to get more Labour Party Councillors who will work for the best interest of the people of Broadland. Would you like to be a Labour party Distrct council candidate in 2023? If you are interested in becoming a Labour Party District Councillor contact the CLP Secretary.
Norfolk County Council
There is a very active and effective Labour Group of County Councillors led by Steve Morphew. You can find out what they are doing to support the many in Norfolk from their social media and website.
- Facebook – https://en-gb.facebook.com/NorfolkCCLabour/
- Website – https://www.norfolklabour.com/the-labour-group
- Utube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE7Rn1DQwyuh2lFJ2S7nX8A
- instagram – https://www.instagram.com/norfolklabourcc/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/NorfolkLabourCC
The next election for county council seats in in 2021. If you are interested in becoming a Labour Party County Councillor contact the CLP Secretary.