THE MOVEMENT IS GROWING

We advance democracy and accountability in the Labour Party in Newham. Take part in our campaign for an Open Selection so that Labour Party members in Newham can have a choice in selecting their 2018 Mayoral Candidate

OUR GOALS

MORE TRANSPARENCY

We are campaigning for more transparency and accountability in the Labour Party in Newham so that an open, accessible and participative democracy thrives locally

Member empowerment

We are campaigning for strengthened political education and training so that members are empowered to make their voices heard and contribute to the electoral success of the Labour Party in Newham

Greater diversity

We are campaigning for greater representation for women, young people and ethnic communities so that Labour elected representatives reflect the vibrant diversity that exists in Newham locally

Our current campaign

We are currently campaigning for an Open Selection that enables Labour Party members in Newham to choose their directly elected Mayor candidate for 2018. If you're a Labour Party member, here are six reasons why you should TAKE ACTION.

01

MEMBERS VOTED FOR IT

During a recent Trigger Ballot, members overwhelmingly voted ‘No’ to automatically reselecting Sir Robin Wales as the Labour Party Candidate for a fifth term so that they could choose from a range of candidates through a subsequent Open Selection.

04

UNDEMOCRATIC PRACTICES

Voting guidance for trade union affiliate organisations in a Trigger Ballot are unclear. They can be interpreted in different ways and this has led to some trade union affiliates voting more than others. Such a stark variation in practice within a single franchise should not be allowed and is undemocratic.

02

VOTES WERE DISCOUNTED

Despite Labour Party members voting for choice during the Trigger Ballot, their votes have been discounted unfairly because of suspect votes cast by some affiliate organisations.

05

A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

There has been a lack of openness about affiliates, failings in individual ballots, conflict of interest issues of those responsible with managing the Trigger Ballot process in Newham, undermining the integrity of the ballot and raising concerns that the vote has been manipulated.

03

PROCESS IRREGULARITIES

There have been a number of irregularities with the Trigger Ballot process that Labour members in Newham are asking the Labour Party NEC to investigate urgently. These irregularities have made a material difference to the result of the Process, tipping its result in favour of the incumbent Mayor by 20 votes to 17.

06

WE NEED AN INVESTIGATION

A number of votes are disputed. The disputed votes will affect the current outcome and if there is no investigation, the votes of Labour Party members will remain discounted.

TAKE ACTION!

Our recent action encouraging members to lobby the Labour Party National Executive Committee to set up an inquiry into the Newham Trigger Ballot process has closed. But you can still read the letter sent to the NEC. Just tap below:

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