National Policy Forum
The National Policy Forum (NPF) is a body of Representatives from all the major groups in the Labour Party, from Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and regions to affiliated trade unions and socialist societies. Its role is to shape the Labour Party’s policy agenda. NPF Representatives read and discuss submissions received via the Labour Policy Forum website, and discuss them in the relevant Policy Commissions.
It is made up of more than 200 representatives from all sections of the Party, with the largest part elected by ordinary members in each region and nation of the UK. Other members of the NPF represent Labour Councillors, MPs, affiliated trade unions, socialist societies and other groups.
NPF candidates need at least 12 months membership and to have received nominations from at least three CLPs in their home region. Candidates do not require a nomination from their home CLP.
It has 55 representatives who are elected for a two-year term by the party membership on a One Member One Vote basis by region (five per region, one of whom must be a Young Labour representative, and two of the remaining four must be a woman).
Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) have the chance to nominate representatives to serve for two years on the National Policy Forum (NPF). The following candidates were elected uncontested for the South West region in November 2018: