Further to LTB 20/20, the purpose of this LTB is to advise Branches on how the Forum will be conducted, including documentation and the ballot process.
Previously we informed Branches that we had written to all candidates outlining what the key issues for the CWU and its members are in this election. The responses received containing the candidates answers are designed to inform both the debate and the decisions to be made at the Forum. We will be making available these responses alongside the views of the NEC and our recommendations on the day.
This is because following consultation with the President, we have taken a decision that given the personal and detailed nature of the responses from each candidate and the obvious media interest throughout this process, it has been agreed that we will not be circulating the candidates’ responses in advance of the Forum. Instead, appropriate reading time will be given prior to the Forum commencing.
The NEC has met today and made its recommendations and no publicity will be given on these in advance of the Forum.
As previously explained, ballot papers will be provided to Branches at the Forum and only Branches in attendance will be able to cast a vote. The result of the Branch vote will determine CWU national policy on who we nominate for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Any enquiries on the process should be address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Ward – General Secretary
Jane Loftus – National President
BRANCH DECISION MAKING FORUM
LABOUR LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS
- Introductions – J Loftus – President
- GS Overview & NEC Recommendations
- Branch Q&A
- Result & Closing Remarks