Labour Black Women’s Network to host National Policy Forum in London

Diane Abbott MP, will deliver a Keynote speech

The Labour Black Women’s Network (LBWN) will host its first National Policy Forum on 7th June 2014 in London.

This free-to attend event will be chaired by Dawn Butler PPC and former Minister for Young Citizens and Youth Engagement.

It will include a Keynote speech & Q & A – session by Diane Abbott MP; and Forum debates, policy workshops and seminars where the participants will be joined by Angela Eagle MP- Chair of the NPF; Keith Vaz MP – Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee and OBV (Operation Black Vote).

The Policy Workshops will include: Stability and Prosperity; Work and Business; Living Standards and Sustainability; Stronger, Safer Communities; Education and Children; Health and Care; Better Politics; and  Britain’s Global Role.

The Taskforce Sessions will include: Standing for selection; and Winning the Minority vote.

The LBWN’s first National Policy Forum will be held at the Labour Party Head Office, 1 Brewer’s Green, London, SW1H ORH, on
Saturday 7th June 2014 from 10:45 to 17:30.

Lunch will be provided. Please note that this event is open to black women only. For further information please email LBWN at

The Labour Black Women’s Network (LBWN) was co-founded in September 2010 by activists Caroline Alabi, Mandy Richards and Florence Nosegbe.

It was established to encourage, assist and support Black Women of African and African-Caribbean origins within the Labour party, who wish to stand for party and/or public office by providing practical hands-on campaign support, peer-mentoring, advice and information via grassroots community organisations, targetted training seminars and conferences.

The LBWN seeks to ensure that increased numbers of Black women are represented on party bodies at all levels and are elected to public office in national and local government.

Click here to register for the Labour Black Women’s Network National Policy Forum 2014.