At our meeting on 5th June, we will be nominating people to represent members on two key internal committees:
- National Constitutional Committee (NCC): 3 nominations
- Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC): 2 nominations
Below is a brief guide to the nomination process.
Why make CLP nominations?
Nominations are used to determine who gets on the ballot with every candidate needing to get above a particular threshold. But beyond this, nominations are mainly symbolic as all these positions are elected via separate votes either of members in the case of the CAC or of conference delegates in the case of the NCC. However, nominations are a key way of signalling support for candidates and of increasing members’ understanding the structures and committees that make up our party. For the NCC, they also provide a guide for our conference delegates in how to vote.
How will nominations work in the meeting?
We can nominate for two committees (explained below). We will ask for people to propose and second candidates for these roles.
Proposers will be able to speak for up to a minute in support of their candidate.
You will be given a ballot paper with the names of all the candidates of which the secretary is aware. If candidates are nominated who are not listed on the ballot then they can be written in. If candidates are listed but are not proposed and seconded, they will be deleted from the ballots.
We will then vote using Single Transferable Vote – a proportional system in which voters number candidates in order of preference, with 1 for the first choice, 2 for their second choice and so on. Because, of the complexity of this system, the votes will be counted outside the meeting and our nominations emailed out to members and registered with the Labour Party before the June deadline.
Who are the candidates?
There is no central website with all the candidates listed, so we’ve tried to bring them together here. There may be people standing who are not listed. As above, they can still be nominated at the meeting. Click on the links for more information on each candidate.
Below is some brief information on the two bodies for which we can nominate:
The National Constitutional Committee (NCC) is the committee who deal with difficult disciplinary matters that are referred to them by the National Exec. They have heard with some very high profile cases. The NCC consists of 21 members, 9 of whom represent CLPs with the others drawn from the Trade Unions and Socialist Societies. This year three CLP reps will be elected by CLP conference delegates.
The Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) determines the shape of the agenda for Annual Conference, rules on the validity of contemporary and emergency motions, and acts as the steering committee for the conference. People are elected to the CAC by members periodically. This year, two people to represent CLPs will be elected by an OMOV (One Member One Vote) ballot of all members. Other members on the CAC represent the Trade Unions and Socialist Societies.