NEC Meeting 24th Jan 2017: Pete Willsman on ‘inadequancies’ of Newham Trigger Ballot

At the NEC meeting held on the 24th Jan, Labour NEC member Pete Wilsman raised the issue of accountability and conflict of interests that emerge when directly elected mayors and council leaders can appoint councillors to major positions without any proper democratic processes. He also raised the inadequacies of the recent Newham Trigger Ballot process. It was agreed that Ann Black and Alice Perry will visit Newham and report back to the NEC on possible improvements to the whole process. Read more here.