Open Selection for the Labour Party

Sign this statement if you support our campaign and are a member of the UK Labour Party.

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I support the rule-change motion on the open selection of Labour Party parliamentary candidates proposed by Labour International CLP in 2017 and discussed at Labour Party Annual Conference in 2018. 

I call upon the NEC to propose a rule change for Open Selection on its own initiative for the next Labour Conference

Who's signing

Ian MacDonald
William Hepple
Eddy Richman
Nigel Baldwin
Heather Nicholls
Jason Lear
Aurore Lester-Smith
Marian Reader
Dominae Heavens
Ben Bruges
patricia Winning
Aaron Savage
John Swift
maureen lindsay
Sheena McKerrell
Heather Jenkins
christine lee
Andrew Saunders
Paul Obrien
Carol Forsberg
Noreen Mullins
Daphne Parkin
Jules Gardner
Eileen Gibson
Martyn Warwick
Suzanne Gannon
Judie Roberts
266 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Ian MacDonald
    signed 2019-08-11 20:47:45 +0100
  • William Hepple
    signed 2019-08-11 19:38:25 +0100
  • Eddy Richman
    signed via 2019-08-07 00:03:24 +0100
  • Nigel Baldwin
    signed 2019-08-01 14:31:00 +0100
    I joined the party to support Jeremy Corbyn and his drive for more open democracy. The party belongs to its members not, as it currently stands, the PLP. If the PLP were more democratically elected internally it might be a different matter.
  • Heather Nicholls
    signed 2019-08-01 07:25:16 +0100
    Heather Nicholls
  • Jason Lear
    signed 2019-07-30 09:45:49 +0100
    As a member of the Labour I honestly feel as a Labour member the CLP members need to have more of a say on who becomes members of the shadow cabinet including who becomes the Deputy leader. As a member I am pretty much used to seeing our Leader getting slated in Tory affiliated newspapers. Tom Watson needs to go. He doesn’t represent me as a Labour member. Would be interesting to see what other Members feel on this issue
  • Aurore Lester-Smith
    signed 2019-07-30 02:09:05 +0100
    The motion unites and strengthens the Labour Party in preparation of an imminent general election, consequently it is essential.
  • Marian Reader
    signed 2019-07-29 12:56:48 +0100
  • Dominae Heavens
    signed via 2019-07-28 18:42:35 +0100
  • Ben Bruges
    signed 2019-07-25 00:45:12 +0100
  • patricia Winning
    signed 2019-07-23 14:57:50 +0100
    patricia WINNING
  • Aaron Savage
    signed 2019-07-22 17:17:44 +0100
    Aaron Savage
  • #helenohjeremycorbyn
    @helenhatessmear tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-22 17:02:27 +0100
  • #helenohjeremycorbyn
    signed via 2019-07-22 17:02:16 +0100
  • John Swift
    signed via 2019-07-22 11:12:27 +0100
  • maureen lindsay
    signed 2019-07-22 10:08:41 +0100
    maureen lindsay
  • Sheena McKerrell
    signed 2019-07-22 09:33:55 +0100
  • Heather Jenkins
    signed 2019-07-21 15:52:50 +0100
  • christine lee
    signed 2019-07-21 10:34:29 +0100
  • Andrew Saunders
    signed via 2019-07-20 23:08:12 +0100
  • Paul Obrien
    signed 2019-07-20 23:06:46 +0100
    I strongly urge the NEC to bring in the change for open selection asap
  • Citizen of Nowhere #GTTO #JC4PM #MustBeAMarxist
    @tisy47 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-20 22:46:17 +0100
  • Carol Forsberg
    signed 2019-07-20 22:45:35 +0100
    Carol Forsberg
  • Noreen Mullins
    signed 2019-07-20 22:39:16 +0100
  • Daphne Parkin
    signed 2019-07-20 22:32:23 +0100
  • Jules Gardner
    signed via 2019-07-11 17:03:29 +0100
  • Eileen Gibson
    signed via 2019-07-04 16:51:51 +0100
    This is imperative if we are going to implement socialist policies.
  • Martyn Warwick
    signed via 2019-07-04 16:51:44 +0100
    We need to correct the error of the NEC not supporting #OpenSelection & replacing with the fudge that is #TriggerBallots that are so far untested as to their effectiveness in deselecting errant MP’s
  • Suzanne Gannon
    signed 2019-06-29 23:17:04 +0100
    Suzanne Gannon
  • Judie Roberts
    signed via 2019-06-29 12:49:00 +0100
    If the MP represents the people of that constituents they should definitely choose them themselves.

NEC Reps