Labour Party leadership contest - it can, it should be done!

Submitted by Janine on 5 September, 2004 - 8:48

The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) have scoured the Labour Party rule book and found a way to force a leadership contest in the Labour Party. A way, that is, potentially, to get rid of Tony Blair as leader of the Labour Party!

In CLPD’s bulletin No.67, July 2004, they set out the rules to use.

In summary:
“Conference has the power to initiate a leadership election by invoking Section 4B.2d (ii) of the National Rules of the Labour Party…
“A CLP or an affiliated organisation can use a contemporary or an emergency motion to ask Conference to activate the above provision. …[relevant rule:] Section A, Conference rule 2, 3C2.3…
“For a subject to meet the conditions specified… CLPs and affiliated organisations must ensure that their contemporary motion… must refer to an event relevant to the motion’s demand. In addition, the event must have occurred after the last NPF meeting (ie after 25 July) and before the closing date for contemporary motions.” Nothing worth having was ever come by easily!


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