Party reviewing internal election rules: you have until 21 January to send in your views

In November I blogged my suggestions for how the party’s internal election rules should be changed. In brief – fewer restrictions on candidates and voters being able to talk about the contests and who they support, more leeway for online campaigning and a series of steps to encourage more debate and discussion within the party about the elections and merits of candidates. The last point was fuelled by my experience of standing (successfully) for the Interim Peers Panel – and being asked almost no policy questions by voters in the process.

Following the federal committee, interim peers panel and Presidential elections, feedback from candidates and other participants is being gathered with a report and (potentially) recommendations for change going to the Federal Executive in March. Most likely recommendations would then in turn require a vote at party conference, probably in the autumn, though some changes (particularly those of administrative detail) the FE could approve without needing to go to conference.

If you have views and have not yet sent them in, now is the time to do so. Having checked with David Allworthy, if you send them in by 21 January then there is time for them to be included in the process. David can be contacted at david.allworthy AT libdems.org.uk or 4 Cowley Street, London, SW1P 3NB.

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4 Comments

  • One chnage should be thjat anyone standing as part of an organised slate – ie Liberal Vision or Social Liberal Forum should have to state that they are part of that slate.

  • Jonathan Fryer 13th Jan '11 - 3:38pm

    It is worth bearing in mind that apllying to be a GLA candidate, unlike standing for internal party elections, is like applying for a job, and should be treated with the same degree of seriousness and commitment. An indeterminate number of successful applicants (probably between 3 and 5) were guaranteed a job at the end of the process — actually a far higher sucess rate than proportionately one would find on the normal job market!

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