- Every deselection attempt will create bad press for the leadership. Whereas if Open Selection is introduced there isn't a story. Routine is not a drama.
- It's easier - and more democratic - to have the same process everywhere rather than an easier process which still only happens exceptionally rather than being the rule.
- Trade unionists from affiliated unions can vote in an Open Selection ballot in the same way as other members. No-one is excluded.
- A ballot only happens if there is more than one candidate on the short list.
- Good MP's have nothing to fear from Open Selection. When Mandatory Reselection existed in the 1980's there were hardly any MP's who lost their seats because of it.
- No back room deals, everything is out in the open.
- If you want dedicated hard working activists to go out, rain or shine, to canvass for a Labour Candidate, they are far more likely to do that and are far more likely to be enthusiastic about the candidate if they have a choice about who they are.
- We don't have trigger ballots for Labour or Trade Union elections. Why do we need them for PPC selections?
Please stay polite and focused on why Open Selection is so important. You might also want to mention the threshold for leadership elections, which also has headed in a bad direction, apparently.
And... don't forget to sign the NEC Petition, the numbers are still growing fast.
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