A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NEC Report

My NEC report is online on the Progress website:



Anonymous Andrea said...

Nothing to do with this NEC report, but with the previous NEC meeting (I am a bit behind...): I know the (re)selection rules have been discussed in July meeting and that the "substantial territorial interest" on a new constituency has been identified with 40% of electorate of current constituency going into the new one at the "freeze date"

What is the freeze date? I assumed it was the beginning of the review, but last week someone made me noticed it's probably the end of the review.

And if MP X in the only sitting MP who has substantial territorial claim on Somewhere West new constituency, does he basically have the right to a simple trigger ballot and can't be challanged by another MP who has parts of his current seat going into the new but that part is less than 40%, right?
I wonder because there's an interesting situation in South of London with high profile MPs involved

3:50 pm, September 21, 2011

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

The freeze date was the Dec 2010 electorate on which the Boundary Commission based its calculations.

If only one MP has a 40% interest in a new seat they go straight to trigger ballot as though they were the sitting MP.

4:06 pm, September 21, 2011

Anonymous Andrea said...

Many thanks for the reply, Luke.
That's what I understood last month but I wanted to have a confirmation before saying too loudly that some newspapers are writint crap! :-)

For ex the speculated Streatham and Tooting selection battle can't even happen: Umunna just has 24.31% of his current constituency going there while Khan has 56.28% of his Dec 2010 electorate making him eligible for a simple trigger ballot

4:18 pm, September 21, 2011

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Chuka will I assume automatically get Brixton so no one loses out down there.

4:30 pm, September 21, 2011

Anonymous Andrea said...

Luke, but Jowell has 40.13% of her seat going into new Brixton (35.02% going into Dulwich and Sydenham and 24.31% into Streatham and Tooting).
Chuka only has 27.18% going into Brixton. The biggest share of his seat (36%) goes into Clapham Common (which should be notionally Tory)
Hoey has 50% going into Battersea and Vauxhall and 40.03% going into Brixton.
Let's assume Hoey goes for Battersea and Vauxhall and Jowell decides to retire and go to the Lords, will Chuka have a trigger ballot in Brixton or should he face an open selection (vs Steve Reed again?)?

5:04 pm, September 21, 2011

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...


I wouldn't want to prejudge any decisions I might be involved in on the NEC, so will decline to comment.

8:46 am, September 22, 2011

Anonymous Chris said...

Such a great article it was which Government’s policies, rules and the economic system, and who were bearing the burden of deficit reduction but would not see the bulk of the benefits of growth.In which the Members would get the chance to trigger debates at the National Policy Forum and have a say in policy making. Thanks for sharing this article.

1:37 pm, January 07, 2012


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Free Hit Counters
OfficeDepot Discount