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  1. We the undersigned wish to support the Open Selection motion proposed by Labour International at the Labour party annual conference.

  2. We call upon the Momentum NGC to support the Open Selection Campaign and to encourage conference delegates who are members of Momentum to support the rule change motion on this subject submitted by Labour International CLP.


Who's signing

John Chatham
Stephen Burke
Mark Taylor
Rupert Holland
Wayne Thompson
John Clayton
Ann Wackett
Susanna Farley
Calum Gibson
Steve Robinson
Gareth Murphy
Steve Reilly
Jo Bialan
Pat Standen
Lee Jasper
Trevor Hoyle
Bill Mayo-Bedford
Barbara Pezzini
Diana Radley
Maureen Milligan
Bridget Heelan
Mark Griffin
Joanie Patel
Philip McCabe
Richard Samson
Dave Middleton
Jack Hayes
Jo Rostron
Rebekah Ball
461 signatures

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  • John Chatham
    signed 2018-09-16 11:36:13 +0100
  • Stephen Burke
    signed 2018-09-16 07:27:10 +0100
  • Mark Taylor
    signed 2018-09-15 00:51:09 +0100
  • Rupert Holland
    signed 2018-09-14 15:39:39 +0100
  • Wayne Thompson
    signed 2018-09-14 14:01:10 +0100
  • John Clayton
    signed 2018-09-14 13:39:49 +0100
  • Ann Wackett
    signed 2018-09-14 13:07:24 +0100
  • Susanna Farley
    signed 2018-09-14 01:22:08 +0100
    Open selection would be a BIG advance towards democracy in the Labour Party,]. It is just not right that once nominated for candidacy and elected, an MP is more or less guaranteed a job for life if they represent a Labour safe seat. Such people rapidly become distanced from the constituency community they are sent to Parliament to represent, and better potential candidates are denied the opportunity to stand for political office. There would be far less careerism if MPs knew that they could be deselected at any time if perceived not to be doing their job by the costituency Labour Party and the local community of which they are a part. In addition to this, the present system undoubtedly favours the right wing of the Labour Party and is another way of denying power to the left and weakening its message.
  • Calum Gibson
    signed 2018-09-13 21:38:39 +0100
  • Steve Robinson
    signed 2018-09-13 09:01:49 +0100
    Open selection is a must for a truly open and transparent PPC selection process. My only concern is Regional Offices must adhere to and not effect the process to manufacture their preferred outcome
  • Gareth Murphy
    signed 2018-09-13 09:01:44 +0100
  • Steve Reilly
    signed 2018-09-12 18:07:45 +0100
  • Jo Bialan
    signed 2018-09-12 17:41:47 +0100
  • Pat Standen
    signed 2018-09-12 17:38:13 +0100
  • Lee Jasper
    signed 2018-09-12 14:37:42 +0100
  • Trevor Hoyle
    signed 2018-09-12 12:23:32 +0100
  • Bill Mayo-Bedford
    signed 2018-09-12 10:06:29 +0100
  • Barbara Pezzini
    signed 2018-09-12 09:23:51 +0100
  • Diana Radley
    signed 2018-09-12 08:54:37 +0100
  • Maureen Milligan
    signed 2018-09-12 08:22:17 +0100
  • Bridget Heelan
    signed 2018-09-12 08:17:12 +0100
  • Mark Griffin
    signed 2018-09-12 08:05:57 +0100
  • Joanie Patel
    signed 2018-09-12 07:40:30 +0100
  • Philip McCabe
    signed 2018-09-11 18:06:41 +0100
    We need to adopt open selection so that no candidate can think he has a job for life – if he does not represent the members wishes then he should be liable to de selection – however if he does represent his members in parliament then he will no doubt have nothing to fear from an open selection process.
  • Richard Samson
    signed 2018-09-11 18:06:15 +0100
    Great work. This change is absolutely vital.
  • Dave Middleton
    @davmidd tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-11 17:41:53 +0100
  • Dave Middleton
    signed 2018-09-11 17:41:14 +0100
    It’s just about democracy and accountability – no dogs involved
  • Jack Hayes
    signed 2018-09-11 16:49:17 +0100
  • Jo Rostron
    signed 2018-09-11 16:42:39 +0100
  • Rebekah Ball
    signed 2018-09-11 16:06:41 +0100

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