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Challenge for Mayor: Cllr John Whitworth

The Newham Recorder has just announced that Cllr Dr John Whitworth intends to challenge Sir Robin Wales to become the Mayor: http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/labour_councillor_prepared_to_challenge_sir_robin_wales_as_2018_newham_mayoral_candidate_1_4775190] As we keep saying we’re not anti Robin Wales or pro any other candidate. However,…

One person, five votes

The way the trigger ballot or ‘affirmative motion’ process works means that not all members are equal. Instead of it being a ‘one member, one vote’ system, members of each branch and affiliate meet. However the…

Trigger ballot announced

Trigger ballot meetings will take place between 14 Nov and 4 Dec. Members of Newham’s Local Campaign Forum received this email today, Weds 26 Oct. (LCF members had not been notified of the meeting and…

Confusing ballot paper

The confusing and unclear question put to members at the trigger ballot meetings is called an ‘affirmative nomination’. It means to vote for choice and a fair and open selection you have to vote ‘No’. This does not mean you are…

What is a trigger ballot?

Since 1995 Labour members have only once been given a choice of who they want to run Newham.  That was in 2002. The current Mayor hasn’t faced an open selection since the job was created in 2002…