Jargon Buster

Affiliated Supporter: a supporter who signs up through an affiliated organisation. e.g., a trades union 

AGM: Annual General Meeting

BAME: BAME stands for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic

Canvassing (also called "door knocking"): this a doorstep conversation with a voter, the gold standard of election campaigning. Here we find out the things that are important to voters and encourage our supporters to get out to vote.

CLP: Constituency Labour Party

Doorknocking (also called "canvassing"): this a doorstep conversation with a voter, the gold standard of election campaigning. Here we find out the things that are important to voters and encourage our supporters to get out to vote.

EC: Executive Committee. Elected officers at ward and constituency level form the Executive Committee.

GM: General Meeting. The General Meeting is where decisions are made for the whole constituency.

GOTV: Get Out The Vote

GOTPV: Get Out The Postal Vote

Labour Group: the group of Labour councillors on Islington council

LCF: Local Campaign Forum – a borough wide group of delegates from Islington North and Islington South & Finsbury CLPs as well as from the council to discuss campaign issues for the borough

INCLP: Islington North Constituency Labour Party

NEC: National Executive Committee - find out more here
http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/labours-national-executive-committee

NPF: National Policy Forum - find out more here
http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/how-we-work

PLP: Parliamentary Labour Party

Registered Supporter: A supporter who paid £3 for a vote in the 2015 leadership contest; this expires a year after the date you joined unless you re-join as an Affiliated Supporter or full Member You can re-join at https://join.labour.org.uk/

Short campaign: A period of time before election day during which all details of expenditure must be sent to the candidate for inclusion in their records.

Ward (sometimes also called a branch): the basic geographical building block of the Labour Party. Islington North has eight Wards - Finsbury Park, Highbury East, Highbury West, Hillrise, Junction, Mildmay, St Georges or Tollington

Young member: if you are under 27 you are automatically a member of Young Labour http://www.younglabour.org.uk


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