Jamie Driscoll, Labour elected mayor of North of Tyne, came out fully supporting Open Selection in his reply to Paul Mason. Here’s an excerpt from his December 2019 blog post.
Now, I can’t take credit for the process, but it engages members, and builds momentum. Labour should embrace full open selection in all seats. Get rid of this half-arsed trigger ballot system. All it does is encourage people to pack meetings, rather than debate ideas and rehearse their campaigns. Make all MPs engage their members, not just the enlightened ones – they’ll need them in 2024!
Read the full post here: https://www.jd4mayor.com/blog/paul-mason-where-next-after-corbynism-a-reply/
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