While the mainstream media have been running speculation and rumours for their own political agendas, the SKWAWKBOX has held off until facts and decisions could be reported. Below is an outline of key points from today’s meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) as they stand.
Building on last year’s plan to change the nominations required for Labour leadership elections, a threshold for nominations is on the table and will go to a vote on Saturday. The plan is:
- 10% of parliamentary and European parliamentary (which the UK has MEPs) plus
- 5% of union affiliates plus
- 5% of CLP members
It is expected to pass. A fuller analysis of the significance and impact of the change will be published separately shortly.
In every constituency, members will be able to initiate a selection process with a threshold of just 30% by either CLP or unions – union members who are also affiliates will be eligible to vote in either section. A final vote on this will take place on Saturday and is expected to pass. Such a low threshold should mean no CLP is ever unable to trigger a full new selection process if it wishes.
Selection will then be by OMOV (one member one vote) – in this stage, union members who are also affiliates will be eligible to vote in one role only.
A more detailed analysis of the reselection plan will be published shortly.
Policy and local govt
The review of policy making & local gov to continue. No concrete recommendations yet
Code of Conduct/free speech
The discussion and vote regarding the full statement of protection on free speech has been rescheduled for the October NEC meeting.
A total of seven sets of rule changes will be put to a be vote at Conference, which begins on Sunday. More details to follow.
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