Working with Labour’s elected representatives

Because the Labour Party has its roots in the union movement, the vast majority of Labour's elected representatives are active members of trade unions.

In Parliament, Brussels, Scotland and Wales, and in local councils across the country, trade unions take part in deciding who Labour's candidates for election will be. Unions campaign for Labour candidates to be elected and, if they are successful, unions organise together with Labour representatives to ensure that union values are at the core of Labour politics.

Labour's affiliated unions work closely with the elected representatives who are their members. Also, unions work collectively to organise Trade Union Groups to act as a bridge between Labour's representatives and the union movement.

In Parliament - Trade Union Group of MPs

Chair: Ian Lavery MP NUM
Secretary: Frank Doran MP GMB
Vice Chairs: Jim Sheridan MP Unite

Dave Anderson MP UNISON
Katy Clark MP CWU

House of Commons

Westminster SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3000

In the European Parliament - Trade Union Group of MEPs

Officers: Glenis Willmott MEP (Leader of the European PLP)


Baitment Altiero Spinelli

European Parliament

Rue Wiertz 60

1047 Brussels



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