Open Selection for the 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

Laurie Ray
Dave Webb
Dave Newnham
Ann Courtney
June Ellerby
John Friend
Pauline Hammerton
Pascale Mitchell
Marcus fielding
James Livingstone
Susan Berry
Brian Cocozza
Richard Heubroek
jamie keepin
Lynne Sanders
Ruth Milsom
Angela Heath
Jennifer Kidman
Roy Kirby
Lachlan Moir
Stephanie Shrubshall
Roy Luxford
Marilyn Murray
Mark Smithson
brenda poole
Megan Foster
Nick Creaby-Attwood
270 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Laurie Ray
    signed 2019-02-17 15:18:50 +0000
  • Dave Webb
    signed 2019-02-17 14:11:33 +0000
  • Dave Newnham
    signed via 2019-02-17 13:58:54 +0000
  • Ann Courtney
    signed via 2019-02-17 13:48:12 +0000
  • June Ellerby
    signed 2019-02-17 12:16:13 +0000
  • John Friend
    signed 2019-02-17 10:08:14 +0000
    I believe the only way to enliven democracy is to give more people more of a say.
  • Pauline Hammerton
    signed 2019-02-17 08:39:24 +0000
    Hulme Branch Vuce-Chair
  • Pascale Mitchell
    signed 2019-02-17 08:35:31 +0000
    South Bermondsey Branch Secretary Bermondsey and Old Southwark EC
  • Marcus fielding
    signed 2019-02-17 08:02:55 +0000
    miles fielding
  • James Livingstone
    signed 2019-02-17 07:44:47 +0000
    Open selection= loyal mps..
  • Susan Berry
    signed 2019-02-17 05:17:35 +0000
  • Brian Cocozza
    signed 2019-02-17 04:08:18 +0000
    #StillOpenSelection, obviously, but just a heads-up for everyone who might not yet know – Jennie Formby is apparently looking to get those new trigger ballots ready for CLPs to start implementing in anticipation of a snap election! At least with the lower threshold I think it’s safe to say that it wouldn’t hurt to start mobilising and getting in gear for that as it might mean we can make some much-needed change in the immediate future. It could be on the cards as early as next month so I hope those of us particularly keen to have democracy at their own CLP as far as selections are concerned don’t miss their chance. In the meantime, this vital campaign must continue. I must add, this steering committee idea is an interesting one. Very interesting indeed…
  • Richard Heubroek
    signed via 2019-02-17 03:28:23 +0000
  • jamie keepin
    signed 2019-02-17 00:24:23 +0000
    jamie keepin
  • Lynne Sanders
    signed 2019-02-16 23:19:53 +0000
  • Ruth Milsom
    signed 2019-02-16 20:19:41 +0000
  • Angela Heath
    signed via 2019-02-16 20:14:59 +0000
  • Jennifer Kidman
    signed 2019-02-16 19:53:41 +0000
    Jennifer Kidman
  • Roy Kirby
    signed 2019-02-16 17:49:35 +0000
    This happens elsewhere so why not for selecting candidates for MP.
  • Lachlan Moir
    @lachlanmoir tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-16 17:31:41 +0000
  • Lachlan Moir
    signed 2019-02-16 17:31:17 +0000
  • Stephanie Shrubshall
    signed 2019-02-16 17:23:48 +0000
  • Roy Luxford
    signed via 2019-02-16 17:21:38 +0000
    Roy Luxford
  • Marilyn Murray
    signed 2019-02-16 17:18:03 +0000
    Marilyn Murray
  • Marky Mark
    @Smido tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-16 17:12:18 +0000
  • Mark Smithson
    signed 2019-02-16 17:12:04 +0000
    Replacing a system which is clumsy and fraught with issues needs to be changed to something simple and democratic, there will be those who vehemently oppose any change because they will be the ones worried for their position. Losing their seats because they do only what pits them in the limelight or increase their presence for the sake of publicity only and not to make life better for their constituents.

    So they will fight tooth and nail, bring in loyal members of they feel they will lose our pull the vote of they can’t. I’ve seen it happen too many times in differing constituencies.
  • brenda poole
    signed via 2019-02-16 17:09:34 +0000
  • Megan Foster
    signed 2019-02-16 17:07:36 +0000
    I call for open selection on its own initiative
  • Nick Creaby-Attwood
    signed via 2019-02-16 16:38:32 +0000
  • @Open_Selection tweeted this page. 2019-02-16 16:17:45 +0000

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