Category Archives: Comment

Winning or losing by a vote…

At the Co-op Party trigger ballot meeting on Monday 21st November, Trigger Democracy’s  #VoteNotForChoice won the argument by one vote! And last week Thursday, in Manor Park, there was a tie before a second ballot led…

If not Sir Robin, then who?

Trigger Democracy has been asked who else might stand to be the Mayor of Newham. The campaign wants a fair and democratic selection which will allow other candidates to come forward, for the first time…

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…

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…