The quickest and easiest way to get involved and let us know what you think is to make a submission in response to one of our challenge papers or policy documents. When you've made a submission, other people can comment on it - and of course you can comment on other people's submissions. Labour Party members can also vote to show support for submissions they particularly agree with.
You can read anything on the site without registering and logging on, but to be able to comment and make submissions for yourself, CLP or organisation, you will need to log on first. If you are a member of the Labour Party, you do not have to register -just use your username and password from Membersnet. If you are not a member, you will have to first register using the button on the top right-hand corner of the website and follow the instructions.
Policy Consultation Documents
The Labour Party’s final year policy consultation process is now underway. This is your chance to contribute to Labour’s policy programme. Everyone can read, download and respond to the eight consultation papers published here on Your Britain. CLP secretaries and nominated officials of Labour Party affiliates are entitled to propose textual amendments on behalf of their members. Following the consultation period, the papers will be discussed and finalised at a meeting of the National Policy Forum in July 2014, after which they will go forward to Labour’s Annual Conference for adoption as our policy programme, the foundation of our manifesto for 2015.
What's a submission?
A submission is simply your input into Labour's policy development process. Submissions which are made here on Your Britain go forward to meetings of bodies called Policy Commissions. You can read more about Labour's Policy Commissions here. Wherever you see the 'Make a submission' button, you can tell us what you think about the subject matter at hand. Submissions can be made in response to challenge papers and policy documents, or, if none of the papers cover the subject you're interested in, you can make a submission on any subject of your choosing. Just have a look at the Policy Commissions page, choose the one which is responsible for the area you're interested in, and click on it to go through to its page.
How to make a submission
Making a submission is straightforward – just complete the text fields as directed.
Submissions to Your Britain should ideally be no more than 600 words, which is the maximum allowed in the submission text field. However, if you want to add a longer submission or some supporting information, you can attach a file using the button directly under the text input field.
Please type your submission directly into the text box - or remove any formatting before copying first and then pasting. Certain types of formatting can cause submissions to appear corrupted on the website.