Labour International Motion

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Here is the wording of the Labour International motion that will be discussed at the Labour Party Annual Conference in September 2018. A pdf document with the motion and additional information can be downloaded below.

Proposed Rule Change

Amendment
Replace Clause IV.5 and IV.6 with the following:

“5. Following an election for a Parliamentary constituency the procedure for selection of Westminster Parliamentary Candidates shall be as follows:

A. If the CLP is not represented in Parliament by a member of the PLP, a timetable for selecting the next Westminster Parliamentary Candidate shall commence no sooner than six weeks after the election and complete no later than 12 months after the election.

B. If a CLP is represented in Parliament by a member of the PLP, then a timetable for selecting the next Westminster Parliamentary Candidate shall commence no sooner than 36 months and complete no later than 48 months after the election. The sitting Member of Parliament shall be automatically included on the shortlist of candidates unless they request to retire or resign from the PLP.

6. The CLP Shortlisting Committee shall draw up a shortlist of interested candidates to present to all members of the CLP who are eligible to vote in accordance with Clause I.1.A above.”

Consequential amendments to be made elsewhere in the Rule Book where the ‘trigger ballot’ is
mentioned.

Proposed: Frederick Gent
Seconded: Jonathan Clyne

13 Comments

  1. Nobody should have a job for life. Every constituency should decide who they want to tepresent them at every general election. It’s called democracy

  2. It’s an improvement. Next we need to do something about unelected officers in the party that have actively worked against our elected leader.

  3. Not having open selection is holding back the party from it’s return to socialism because there is a residue of Blairites whose views should disqualify them from being in the party anyway. If local members can’t decide on who stands to represent them then we are not a grass roots democratic party.