An unfinished white Paper by Emmanuelle Avril of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. The paper is called, The (Unintended) Consequences of New Labour: Party Leadership vs Party Management in the British Labour Party. and was presented to the Political Studies Association 2015 conference, in March so before the election. The abstract states, Continue reading “New Labour and Party Management”
Last Month, Harriet Harman writes,
As well as mounting a strong opposition to the Tories and understanding the lessons from our election defeat, we need to get on and elect a new Leader and Deputy Leader.
The NEC met this afternoon to decide on the timetable for the leadership election, ….
This leadership election will be run under the new rules we agreed last year: a broad and inclusive contest with one person, one vote. Continue reading “Labour’s Leadership Election Timetable”
The Labour Party is undertaking a process to choose a candidate to run for Mayor of London. This process is in four parts,
- Application Stage – now complete
- Nomination Stage – closes 10th June
- Selection Panel Stage – currently advertised as complete on 13th June
- Voting – starts 12th August, finishes Noon 12th September
The misleadingly named Nomination stage is (to be) performed by members at all members meetings and by affiliated organisations according to their own rules. Candidates need five nominations to be considered in the Selection Panel stage, there are 72 Labour Party membership organisations in London, together with at least 13 trade unions plus the socialist societies, five is not a high threshold.
The Selection panel stage will be closed and opaque, and has previously caused some controversy, but its one of the reasons that the nomination stage takes place to allow a visible indication of support; perhaps they’ve learnt from the European Parliamentary selection. (The panel consists of 6 members and may have been chosen by lottery.)
Voting will be done by all London members, affiliate members and registered supporters, will be conducted using a secret postal ballot (or on-line). There are no “colleges” so each vote is of equal worth. This is the “One Member, One Vote” closed primary promised when Labour’s Special Conference adopted the recommendations and rule changes of the Collins Review. You can join, or become a registered supporter by going to the Labour’s Party’s join us page. Affiliated membership is via your trade union or an affiliated socialist society.
I have posted and try to maintain the most recent copy of the Labour Party Rule Book that I can find, this is also hidden in member’s net; this latter link requires a login and the search engines have difficulty in finding it.
I have also created a bit.ly short name for the LP’s version, bit.ly/uklabourrules17. This copy of the rules is the 2017 rules, presumably authorised by lab16. Hover over the links to see the tool tips. Continue reading “Labour’s Rule Book”
A meeting of Labour Friends of the ORG was held at ORGcon yesterday, where Claude Moraes MEP spoke, we agreed to try and stay in touch, initially via Google Groups. The google group is called Labour Friends of the ORG and Continue reading “Labour Friends of the ORG (rebooted)”
The NPF’s programme only mentions the digital economy once, and this is to promise more speed, everywhere it can go. There are two internal pressure group style swarms/groups/initiatives. Continue reading “Planning Labour’s Digital Manifesto”
Decided to try and draw a graph of the Labour Party’s membership over time, not as easy as you might think. Here are some links I found that might help me,
- Wikipedia, Labour Party #membership
- Electoral Commission, Party & Election Finance Registers
- Electoral Commission, Party & Election Finance Search
If i get some good data, maybe I’ll publish at Wikipedia.