Labour right’s one-delegate scam has no basis in the party’s rules

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The SKWAWKBOX has learned from a huge number of sources that many CLP ‘execs’ (constituency Labour party executive committees – the Chair, Secretary etc) are forcing their CLP this year to only send a single delegate to the Party’s annual Conference in Brighton this autumn.

mcdonnell-conferenceThis appears to be happening almost exclusively in the many CLPs where the majority of the members are pro-Corbyn but the exec – either inherited or else kept that way by various tactics or subterfuges – is anti-Corbyn.

It also appears beyond reasonable doubt that it is a tactic intended to help the right defeat the McDonnell Amendment, which is intended to make sure left-leaning members have a good candidate to vote for in future leadership elections.

The number of delegates a CLP sends to Conference is important for at least two reasons. Firstly, while in theory a single delegate votes with…

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Here’s a copy of Labour’s 2017 rulebook

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It ought to be easy to find a copy of the current Labour rules online. It isn’t.

A democratic party ought to be very keen to encourage its members to get to grips with its rules and procedures. There is a link on Labour’s Membersnet site but it doesn’t work and hasn’t for some time. Occasionally, other organisations make a copy available, but the SKWAWKBOX hasn’t seen the 2017 rules on any of these sites.

labrules 2017This blog has been able to get hold of a PDF of the 2017 rulebook and is pleased to make it available to download for anyone who wants it. We encourage every member and supporter to read it and at least get a basic understanding of key sections, such as the rules for Conference delegates.

The document can be downloaded here: Rule Book 2017 Labour

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