A week ago, the SKWAWKBOX publicised the case of the unlawful method used by Streatham CLP (constituency Labour party) to select the delegates that will represent it at Labour’s annual Conference, which starts next weekend in Brighton.
Local members complained to Labour’s General Secretary that the survey broke the rules, as well as doing nothing to guarantee only one vote per member or to provide proper oversight of the counting – but have received no response.
Here is the email that was sent – as readers will note, it’s a perfectly ordinary SurveyMonkey email, not anything designed for secure online voting:
So serious are the issues and concerns about the opportunities for tampering and gerrymandering in this process that Labour members in Streatham have called on the party to disqualify the delegates to protect the integrity of the Conference. The best chance of this happening is at the NEC meeting scheduled for Tuesday.
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