Five of eleven branches vote for full selection process – well ahead of minimum required in Labour’s rules. Others did not vote once threshold reached
The final branch to vote in the ‘trigger ballot’ on whether to force Barking MP Margaret Hodge to face a selection contest has voted for the trigger, bringing the total calling for a selection to five of the constituency’s eleven branches.
Under Labour’s rules, one in three branches must vote for a selection to ‘trigger’ it. The threshold had already been crossed, with four branches voting in favour earlier.
Ms Hodge will automatically be shortlisted, but must then face an OMOV (one member one vote) ballot of local members to hold onto her position as candidate.
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