Our constituency of South West Hertfordshire is a thin boot-shaped strip along the South-West border of Hertfordshire – from Tring in the North through to South Oxhey and Maple Cross & West Hyde in the South. It is split into nineteen wards. Settlements in the constituency also include Berkhamsted, Chipperfield, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Moor Park, Sarratt and Rickmansworth with Bovingdon right in the middle.
Where do you fit in?
The Labour Party divides the constituency into three branches:
- The wards from Tring West down to Bovingdon fall within the Berkhamstead Tring and District branch.
- South Oxhey and the parts of Oxhey Hall and Carpenders park that are within our constituency (these wards are split across two constituencies) form the South Oxhey branch.
- All the wards in between fall within the Chess Valley branch.
If you are not sure whether you live within South West Herts constituency, or you want to know which ward you live in, the Electoral Calculus website can tell you if you enter your postcode.
If you discover you are close but not within the boundaries of South West Herts the map at the bottom shows the other constituencies that border South West Hertfordshire, and gives a link to their website if they have one.
If you want to read more about how wards and constituencies and councils fit together we have an explanation written by a new member in 2016.
Rules, policies, guidelines etc
The Labour Party has various rules, policies, procedures and guidelines at all levels of the party. The links below will take you to some relevant documents (for many you may need to sign in to the party online system available only to members).
South West Hertfordshire CLP is fully committed to, and applies, the Labour Party’s policy and guidelines for safeguarding children and adults at risk. The CLP statement and further links to guidance can be found at the link above.
South West Hertfordshire Procedural rules (Standing Orders)
These are the local rules for day to day running of the constituency, they are updated and voted on by CLP members at the AGM (November) and approved by the region we belong to – Eastern. (If you belong to a different CLP their secretary should be able to provide their own Standing Orders).
Labour Party Rule Book
This is the formal rule book for the whole party. These are amended each year according to changes agreed at the annual party conference and by other forums and committees representing members – for instance the National Policy Forum: https://policyforum.labour.org.uk/
Many of the Labour Party documents use acronyms that you may not be familiar with. This document may help.
If there are any other terms you would like added please email us.