Have you recently joined the Labour Party but are unsure about what happens at branch meetings? Or maybe you’ve been a member for a while but have never really understood the difference between a constituency and a branch? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

We are a friendly and diverse group and extend a warm welcome to new members. We’ve put together this page to help ensure new members have the information and support they need to get involved in helping

Useful sources of information

    • About Bournville Labour – provides an overview of how Bournville Labour Party works and how it fits within larger Selly Oak Constituency Party
    • Get involved with Bournville Labour – details of the different ways you can get involved in your local area, meet friendly people and help elect a Labour government
    • Labour Party Rule Book – the official source of information on how the Labour Party works.

Make sure you’re receiving our newsletter

We regularly email members about upcoming campaign sessions and social events. If you’re not currently receiving these emails or would like to know more, please email secretary@bournville-labour.org.uk.

Like and follow us on social media


Bournville Labour Party – @BournvilleLab

Councillor Mary Locke – @marylockelabour

Councillor Liz Clements – @LizClements

Councillor Fred Grindrod – @fredgrindrod


Bournville Labour Party – @BournvilleLabourParty

Bournville & Cotteridge Labour campaign page – @LabourBournville

Mary Locke for Stirchley – @MaryLockeStirchley

Feeling nervous about going to your first Labour Party event or canvassing?  

A great first step is to get in touch with another member. You can always contact our officer with responsibility for new members, Lisa Field (lisafield9@hotmail.com). Lisa will be happy to meet to speak to you about what’s involved, meet you at an event or buddy you up with someone.

Please don’t be scared, everyone’s been new once so they know how you feel and will want to make sure you feel comfortable and have a good time.

Introductory videos

We brought together a group of new and more established members to get a better idea of what members want to know  about their local Labour Party. We’ve put together a selection of short videos to answer the questions new (and not so new) members most often ask us. We hope they will give you a clearer understanding of how the Labour Party works locally and how you can you can get more involved to help make a difference.

What happens at Labour Party meetings?

How is Selly Oak Labour Party organised?

What is the difference between a Labour Party CLP, Branch and Ward?

What training or information is available for new members?

What can new members do to help?

How can new members influence Labour Party policy?

Contact us

We’d be happy to answer any other queries you might have or simply have a chat about our work. Please contact Lisa Field (lisafield9@hotmail.com) and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.