Disability Labour recognises the need for regional representation and is disappointed that the previous Executive failed to act on the request for regional groups at the 2017 AGM. Disability Labour therefore moves the following addition to the Constitution to encourage regional groups to start as soon as possible.
With the agreement of the executive committee, regional branches of the group may be constituted on an area co-terminus with Labour Party regions. Once properly constituted, each regional branch may elect one member to the Executive Committee.
(2a) Disabled Party members can set up regional branches of Disability Labour. Each group must use the Disabled Labour Regional Group constitution – a form of this constitution suitable for the Party regions. Each regional group must apply to the Executive Committee for approval as a Disability Labour branch and give at least one month’s notice before approval can be granted.