The SKWAWKBOX has been calling on Labour members of good will to make sure that they organise to prevent the party’s right-wingers from outflanking them again, like they did in 2016, by cramming Labour’s 2017 annual Conference in Brighton with obstructive delegates determined to block every helpful rule change and push through changes that damage Labour’s ability to be the genuine alternative that the country needs.
One drawback is that, for less experienced members, the whole process – and importance – of delegate selection can be obscure and it’s hard to know your rights and how to exercise them.
One area of difficulty is that the rules about how many delegates each CLP (constituency Labour party) can send to the Conference are not understood by many – and the SKWAWKBOX has heard of a number of CLPs in which the members are falsely being told that they can only send a single delegate, making it an ‘all or nothing’ contest with a risk of a right-winger winning selection and voting against the interests and aims of the Corbyn-supporting majority.
Now, thanks to the ‘Bookmeme’ blog, nobody needs to have any confusion about the delegate entitlement of their CLP. The blog has created this easy tool, so that all you need to know – which your CLP secretary knows and has no excuse for not providing if you ask – is the number of members in your CLP along with, if possible, how many female members and how many young members it has.
Key the numbers into the tool and, hey presto, your delegate entitlement is provided:
Then ‘all’ you need to do is plan and organise with your fellow members to make sure that your CLP sends its full delegate complement to the conference – and that all of them share the vision of the forward-looking membership that is determined that Labour be a genuine alternative for a country that desperately needs it.
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