Get Involved with Labour

From volunteering to standing as a candidate, our members are at the heart of our movement. So whatever you can do to help, we'd love to have you on board.

Volunteer with Labour

Volunteering with Labour isn't just fun: it's the way we win elections. Both Bournemouth East and Bournemouth West are in need of the following:

Ward organisers

A ward organiser is responsible for organising aspects of campaigning within the ward. You will be given the contacts of other members in the ward so you can meet up, arrange leafleting etc and feed back any local issues that we might be able to help with.

Canvassers

Canvassing can refer to asking people for support at election time, but it's also used to refer to the issues-based campaigning done throughout the year, not just at election time. We talk to people all year round so when it comes to election time, we know what matters to them, and they know why they should vote for us.

Voter ID

This refers to the process of gathering people's voting intentions, whether face to face or over the phone. It's simply asking people who they intend to vote for.

Door knocking

This is an incredibly effective form of canvassing. It's when a small team of volunteers knock on people's doors and have face-to-face conversations.

Phone banking

Phone banking is all about talking to electors over the phone. You will follow a prepared script and normally be with a group of volunteers.

GOTV

GOTV means 'Get out the Vote', and it is exactly that! We get in touch with all our 'Labour promises' (we know who they are because we've already done the Voter ID) to remind them that it's polling day, and to make their vote count by voting Labour.

Photographers/videographers

If you're handy with a camera we would love to hear from you.

Digital Types

Experienced Social Media, PPC and general webby types. If you've ever been to a Meetdraw event chances are you could bring something to the table.

Stand as a candidate

Do you think you could be an excellent local Labour representative? Find out how to become a Labour candidate.

It's great that you're interested in standing as a Labour candidate! The Labour Party is proud to support and encourage a wide representation of candidates at a local, regional and national level.

To stand as a representative of the Labour Party, you need to be a member of the party for one year.

To express you interest in standing locally please email secretary@bournemouthlabour.org.

You can also log onto our digital gateway to the Labour Party at my.labour.org.uk to activate your digital membership, find out your local Labour Party contacts and access resources.

If you are interested in standing as a local government candidate please take some time to look at the resources below.

Our latest booklet for people thinking about becoming a councillor.

The Local Government Association's information on being a councillor.