As a CLP we are able to nominate for the following positions:

    • NEC Div III (CLPs) – 9 candidates to be elected, at least 4 women
    • Party Treasurer – 1 candidate to be elected
    • NEC Disabled Members Representative – 1 candidate to be elected

I am told that as of today the official numbers of people seeking nomination are:

    • CLP Reps: 81
    • Disabled Members Rep: 54
    • Local Government Reps: 7
    • Treasurer: 11
    • Youth Rep: 18

Eligible members will recieve ballot papers after 19th October 2020 and will have the opportunity to vote for up to 9 candidates for NEC Div III (CLPs), 1 candidate for Party Treasurer, and 1 candidate to be the NEC Disabled Members Representative. Those members under 27 will also be abel to vote for a Youth representative for the NEC.

All those seeking nomination have been asked to provide statement to the party centrally and they will be published on the Labour party website — https://labour.org.uk/activist-hub/governance-and-legal-hub/ballots-and-nominations/. You will need to log in to your Labour party account to access that. If you have not activated your account you may do so with this link https://my.labour.org.uk/ (I think!). However, it has to be said that the candidate statements on one long page doesn’t make it easy to follow and there are an awful lot of candidates.

The general secretary writes that subitting a statement to the Party in advance is not mandatory. Any eligible member who secures the required number of formal nominations will be able to proceed to the ballot. This means candidates (other than those listed on the Labour party website) may well seek support over the course of the nominations period.  The general secretary’s advice is that whilst those seeking nomination may ask for any material to be distributed we are under no obligation to distribute such material to members. However, if we do wish to distribute such material we must be even-handed.  Some candidates have already written directly to me to request the CLP nominates them for a particular position. My interpretation of even handedness is that I am not going to send their details round to all members but I will publish them on our website here but only if they send material directly to me, I will not seek out material.

Candidates seeking nomination will need to secure a minimum a number of nominations to get a place on the ballot paper. After the closing dates for nominations eligible members will be asked to vote for the candidates of their choice. NEC Div III (CLPs) candidates will be elected by One Member One Vote (OMOV) of all eligable members. Both the treasurer position and the NEC Disabled Members Representative will be elected by an electoral college of 50% OMOV of all eligible members and 50% of affiliated organisations.

 

Philip Williams
CLP Secretary

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