Reselection Process

Posted on 11-09-19 by George Savvides Number of votes: 0 | Number of comments: 0

Sorry for posting in Justice and Home Affairs but there doesn't seem to be a place for commenting on internal matters.

Would it be possible to consider a new party rule which would give members a way of deselecting MPs who persistently act in ways that damage the party's electoral prospects?

For example, something like a rule which:

  • Allows members to start a petition calling for the deselection of an MP.
  • If the petition is signed by a certain percentage, say 10% or 20%, a vote is held and the MP is deselected at the next General Election on 50% + of the vote.

It might require rules on timing, etc. to limit fallout in the press.

This would be a significant departure from existing policy but it would give all members a say where the actions of an MP with a high profile is affecting the whole party,

Referring to: Justice and Home Affairs

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