Labour’s National Constitutional Committee (NCC) is to be approximately doubled in size as one of numerous democratic victories emerging from the party’s annual conference in Liverpool.
The expanded committee will number twenty-five people and six of those will be directly elected by Labour’s constituency members. A further eight will be electee from Labour’s affiliated unions.
Candidates for the CLP positions will need to have been members for five years and to obtain nominations from five CLPs including their own.
The process will open in early October and close 25 November. Currently CLPs must have sent at least one delegate to this year’s conference in order to vote, in keeping with the usual procedure for NCC members to be elected during Conference, but this may change as some CLPs have been unable to send delegates for financial reasons. Only sixteen delegates from Scotland for example, are at this year’s conference out of some seventy constituencies.
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