Rumours Labour had binned reselection process are incorrect – but any general election announcement will end it, so haste is needed
Rumours have circulated since yesterday on social media that Labour had abandoned the ‘trigger’ process that constituency parties (CLPs) with an incumbent Labour MP need to complete in order to initiate a selection contest that might replace the sitting member.
Those rumours are incorrect. The trigger process is ongoing – but the window will close if a general election is announced.
Boris Johnson’s defeat on Wednesday evening in his attempt to call a general election to end MPs’ attempts to hold him to account has created breathing space for Labour members to act – but they need to act promptly and pursue their branch and CLP execs and their regional offices to get the wheels in motion without delay.
And of course, they need to organise to win those votes and contests.
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