About Labour’s Policy Process

Labour’s policy-making process is run through the National Policy Forum (NPF) in partnership with party members, stakeholders and the wider community. 

The NPF is made up of over 200 representatives from across the Labour Party, including members from every UK nation and region, local government, the Parliamentary Labour Party, Labour’s National Executive Committee, and Labour’s affiliated trade unions and socialist societies. 

NPF representatives are placed into one of eight policy commissions that examine specific policy areas; each commission is co-convened by the Shadow Secretary of State and an NEC member.

The current commissions are:

The work of the NPF from 2015 to 2017 culminated in our popular General Election manifesto, For the Many, Not the Few.

We are now building on our 2017 manifesto and we want to hear the views of as many people as possible. Find out more about our policy commissions and make your submission here.

You can get involved in policy development in your area. Find out more about discussions and events happening in your local Labour Party or region on Membersnet

We’ll also post the latest news and updates on policy discussions and events happening around the UK here.

To learn more, members can watch a video webinar about how Labour makes policy and how you can get invoved here.