This CLP nominated:
Click on their names below to find out more.
Treasurer Nomination: Reg Cotterill
NEC Disabled Member Representative: Kendrick Fowler
NB Only members who registered as disabled prior to midnight on Sunday 28th September will be sent a ballot to vote for this role.
We cannot nominate a Youth Candidate at our nominations meeting but the one candidate in the SW, Olivia Darling-Finan, has asked for support if you are a LP member under 26
Single Transferable Vote
More on the change here
There is confusion on how this will work so we contacted Labour Governance & Legal & this is their reply:
Thank you for your email. We will be publishing a full FAQs on the website soon.
In STV voters indicate their preferences by each candidate (1 being the most preferred, 2 being the next most prepared, and so on). Voters can cast as many or as few preferences as they choose. E.g. If there were 20 candidates, voters will be able to list between 1 and 20 preferences.
A quota is worked out based on the number of votes and the number of positions to be filled. When a candidate reaches the quota they are elected, and any surplus preferences are redistributed (e.g. If the quota is 10 and a candidate receives 20 first preference votes, they are elected with 10 votes and then the surplus 10 are redistributed to other candidates). When there is no surplus left to be redistributed, the lowest scoring candidate is eliminated and their preferences are redistributed.
Governance and Legal Unit
The Labour Party
Slates are created by different organisations to support candidates who hold similar views & values of the organisation, In a change to usual practice no sector of the party has put forward a slate of more than 6 candidates. This is because under STV it will not be possible to get all 9 preferred candidates elected and too many choices may mean that none are elected.
Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA) #GrassrootsVoice (includes the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy, Momentum, Red Labour, Jewish Voice for Labour and others)
Labour Left Alliance created in August 2019 following a social media appeal for individuals instigated by Labour Representation Committee & Labour Against the Witchhunt
Labour To Win (a new joint project from Progress & Labour First both groups seen as on the right of the Party)
Open Labour are apparently only backing 2 candidates
Tribune MPs (no connection to the magazine)
Why are the NEC elections important?
"The National Executive Committee is the governing body of the Labour Party, overseeing the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It sets strategic objectives on an annual basis and meets regularly to review the work of the party." https://labour.org.uk/about/how-we-work/
The NEC really does oversee the direction of the Party. It is made up from different sections of the Party and there are various sub-committees including Policy, Organisation & Disputes committees.
Alice Perry has written a clear overview on LabourList here
"It is made up of representatives from each section of the Party – the Shadow Cabinet, MPs, MEPs, councillors, trade unions, Socialist Societies, Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs), Young Labour and BAME Labour. NEC members are elected by their respective constituencies, and each serves a two-year term.." https://labour.org.uk/about/how-we-work/national-executive-committee/whos-on-the-nec/
How the election works
As Labour Party members this autumn we get to vote on 9 CLP Representatives on the NEC. Candidates have to have nominations from 5 CLPs to be eligible for us to vote for them. Then members can vote using a Single Transferable Vote system.
There is a really clear article on the election process on LabourList here