Get Involved

GMB want to help our members get involved in politics at all levels. Standing for your local council in devolved elections, for Westminster or European Parliaments are good ways of making sure that the views of ordinary working people are heard in the corridors of power.

The National Political Team are here to help you through the process of standing in elections. As a starting point, you can download brief job descriptions of what is involved in being a Member of Parliament or Local Councillor.

If you think you have what it takes to be an elected representative, get in touch by contacting Michelle Gordon, Regional Political Officer on

Here are two accounts from GMB members who have been through the GMB programme to help members be selected as Labour candidates for council and Parliamentary elections.

Political Activists Network

Political Activists Network

GMB Southern Region have recently launched a political activists network, which….