Raising funds and mobilising support
Since 2012, Stand up for Labour has been organising gigs in community halls, pubs and theatres throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Numbering over 200 in total these events have raised vital funds for CLPs, boosted morale during difficult times and consistently promoted party unity.
In an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie, members are encouraged to focus on winning. Originally comprising comedy and speeches, the gigs have evolved into Variety Shows with music, film and poetry.
Performers have included Arthur Smith, Jeremy Hardy, Shappi Khorsandi, Sara Pascoe and Hal Cruttenden. Stand up for Labour pays all its acts and has provided employment for more than 100 perfomers.
MPs from all sides of the Labour Party have spoken at these events: Jeremy Corbyn, Hilary Benn, John McDonnell, Caroline Flint, Jess Phillips, Diane Abbott, Dan Jarvis and many more.
Stand up for Labour has raised over £150,000 for Labour Party CLPs.
A strong grassroots
We believe it is crucial to Labour's electoral prospects that we have a united, energised party on the ground. We do not support any particular faction within the Labour Party but we do believe that it is essential that Labour values its supporters and encourages as many people as possible to get active.
We aim to be part of a process that brings new people into politics and campaigning.
Part of Stand up for Labour's policy is to promote the event as widely as possible to get the party name out on posters in shop windows and on local websites. And not just during an election campaign.
Raising money for your CLP
If your constituency party is interested in holding a Stand up for Labour event, we can supply the comedians and the promotional material and help with technical issues.
Stand up for Labour is here to help CLPs with support on event promotion and we also work hard on social networks and through our own contacts to get the word out about the event.
Honouring long-serving members