The 8 February meeting will have the opportunity to nominate MPs (from amongst those who have gained sufficient nominations form their colleague MPS) for the positions of Leader and Deputy leader.

According to the procedure issued by the NEC on 6 January:

Each CLP may submit one nomination for each of the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader. CLPs must decide their nominations at an All Members Meeting. All fully paid up members shall face a membership check at the door. No registered or affiliated supporters may attend CLP nomination meetings unless they are also an eligible member. Members who are not fully paid up at the freeze date shall be notified of their right to pay the current year’s subscription prior to the commencement of the meeting.

For Broadland the freeze date is 8 weeks before the meeting –  14th December 2019.

The procedure also says:

Prior to the ballot, a discussion will take place on the qualities of the nominees for each position in turn starting with the Leader. This should last for a maximum of 2 hours, with no member speaking more than once, and for not more than three minutes each. The Chair should ensure that the discussion is moved on if necessary, to ensure adequate time for discussion of nominations for all of the positions available.

To count the votes the NEC procedure says:

Members must vote for their preferred candidate for each of the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader. The vote will be done in rounds. The candidate with the lowest vote after each round will be eliminated with their next preference votes being transferred to the remaining candidates. The first candidate to reach 50% of the vote will receive the nomination.

And as to conduct:

No abuse of any kind by members or supporters shall be tolerated. All eligible members and supporters must conduct themselves in a calm and polite manner and be respectful to each other at all times. Any abusive or foul language; discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment or identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation; or behaviour at meetings, on social media or in any other context will be dealt with according to the rules and procedures of the Labour Party.


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