Labour electoral college proposals ‘dead' as Starmer climbs down over reforms

Sir Keir Starmer’s bid to reform Labour’s leadership election rules appeared “dead” on Saturday as his deputy confirmed his electoral college proposal will not be put to the party’s autumn conference.

In a proposal that had divided the party and sparked talk of a “civil war” with the left in the build-up to its Brighton conference, the Labour leader was understood to be pushing to scrap the system which was used to elect both him and Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

With trade unions failing to back the move during crunch talks this week, the Opposition leader seems to have heavily watered down his reforms, which are due to be discussed by the party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), on Saturday.

Deputy leader Angela Rayner said it was her understanding that the electoral college idea would not be discussed at the NEC meeting, so would not be voted on by delegates at the party conference this weekend.

Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme whether leader Sir Keir’s proposals were likely to be voted on at conference, Ms Rayner added: “Some will, some won’t because that’s the natural rhythm of how conference works.”

Pressed on whether the reforms for how a future leader is elected will be voted on, she replied: “My understanding is that the electoral college is not coming to the NEC, so therefore that wouldn’t.”

Under the original proposal, the one member, one vote (OMOV) system would have been replaced with a return to the electoral college made up of the unions and affiliate organisations, MPs and party members.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said she understood the NEC would not discuss a return of the electoral college (Ian Forsyth/PA)

Sir Keir was understood to favour the three parts of the electoral college having an equal share of the vote, meaning Labour’s 400,000 members would have the same weighting of the vote as the party’s 199 MPs.

Instead, the PA news agency understands those plans have been diluted, although party sources insisted there would still be “significant changes” put forward.

A Labour spokesman said: “Keir said on Tuesday it wasn’t a take it or leave it deal.

“That’s how we’ve approached it and we’re pleased with where we’ve ended up.”

PA news agency understands the leadership rule changes which will be discussed by the NEC will include raising the threshold of MP nominations to 25% for leadership elections and abandoning registered supporter involvement.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.Update your settings here to see it.

Sir Keir also wants to make it more difficult to deselect MPs by raising the threshold for triggering a selection contest.

In a statement, left-wing campaign group Momentum vowed to fight against the fresh proposals.

Mish Rahman, a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and Momentum’s national co-ordinating group, said: “The central measure of Keir Starmer’s attack on democracy has comprehensively failed. The electoral college is dead.

“Now to make sure all the other regressive rule changes concocted by the leadership share the same fate.

“From trigger ballot changes to increases in the MP nomination threshold ahead, they all need to go in the bin.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Wolves' £6.3m-rated "breath of fresh air" could cause Lage a major problem next season - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast Gibbs-White 2 While things under the leadership of Bruno Lage have started to look on the up for Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent weeks, with results ... Read more »

Journalist drops interesting claim on West Brom's GK plan if Sam Johnstone leaves in January

West Bromwich Albion will not rush to buy a new goalkeeper if Sam Johnstone seals a move during the January transfer window, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield. ... Read more »

Willkommen bei den Neandertalern

Die Kinder haben sich die Zähne ausgeschlagen. Jetzt wollen die Elternpaare die Sache regeln. In Yasmina Rezas Erfolgsstück «Der Gott des Gemetzels» eskaliert die Situation. © Foto: zvg Man gibt ... Read more »

Federal judge rules detention of Guantanamo detainee is unlawful

A federal judge ruled that the detention of one of the 39 detainees being held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay is unlawful, according to the detainee’s lawyer. ... Read more »

Pakistan to stay on 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Pakistan will continue to be on the ‘Grey List’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as it needs to “further demonstrate” that action ... Read more »

Journalist outlines Southampton board's stance on Hasenhuttl's future after "sticky patch"

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton job is safe after gaining the backing of Saints’ owners, according to the Sun journalist Tom Barclay. © GiveMeSport Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl The south coast club ... Read more »

Backlash: 57% oppose FBI hounding parents at school board meetings

As Attorney General Merrick Garland today faced Republicans angry with his order to probe parents who clash with liberal school boards, a new survey was released showing little support for ... Read more »

China conducted not one but two hypersonic missile tests which stunned US

© IANS China flag. New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) China conducted not one, but two tests of new hypersonic weapons in July and August, the Financial Times newspaper has reported, ... Read more »

Factbox-Cricket-Five batsmen to watch at the Twenty20 World Cup

(Reuters) – The following are five batsmen to watch at the Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. © Reuters/ANDREW COULDRIDGE Fourth Test – England v India ... Read more »

NOAA expects U.S. Southwest drought to continue or worsen this winter

By Karl Plume © Reuters/MARCO BELLO The logo of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seen at the National Hurricane Center in Miami (Reuters) – A harsh drought is ... Read more »

UP aims to reach vax coverage of 13 cr doses by end of week: CM

© Provided by Hindustan Times Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inspects a Covid vaccination centre during his visit to Saraswati Shishu Mandir, in Lucknow on Thursday. (ANI Photo) LUCKNOW Chief ... Read more »

Nationals leader given climate talks nod

© Dominic Giannini/AAP PHOTOS Nationals head to a meeting which gave Barnaby Joyce approval for climate talks with Scott Morrison. Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has been given the nod from ... Read more »

Laura Kuenssberg in talks to step down as BBC political editor

Photograph: PjrNews/Alamy Laura Kuenssberg is in talks to step down as BBC political editor after six years and become a presenter on the Today programme as part of a major ... Read more »

Greenpeace chief warns against efforts to 'greenwash' pollution

Executive director of Greenpeace International Jennifer Morgan on Thursday issued a warning for countries to avoid trying to “greenwash” ongoing global pollution ahead of the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate ... Read more »

Cricket-Uncertain future looms over Afghanistan's campaign

By Amlan Chakraborty © Reuters/JOHN SIBLEY FILE PHOTO: ICC Cricket World Cup – Bangladesh v Afghanistan DUBAI (Reuters) – In a perfect world, Afghanistan would have been directing their entire ... Read more »

Shotguns, bow stolen from Southeast Rochester garage

Oct. 21—Rochester police are investigating after a Southeast Rochester resident reported that two shotguns, a bow and a welder were taken from his garage Wednesday morning. Officers were called to ... Read more »

Who has been the best signing in the cinch Premiership - 11 contenders analysed including Celtic & Hearts duos and Rangers star

There were 109 signings made by the 12 cinch Premiership teams this summer, whether that was big money moves, loans made permanent or snapping players up on pre-contracts. © Kyogo ... Read more »

Patagonian fossils show Jurassic dinosaur had the herd mentality

1 / 4Patagonian fossils show Jurassic dinosaur had the herd mentalityJurassic Period Patagonian plant-eating dinosaur Mussaurus patagonicus By Will Dunham (Reuters) – A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina's ... Read more »

Cricket-Tough draw a test for title-hopefuls New Zealand

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A golden generation of players in top form will fire New Zealand’s bid for a maiden Twenty20 World Cup triumph, but they will have to negotiate a ... Read more »

Man United XI vs Liverpool: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and injury latest for Premier League

© ES Composite ManUtdPredictedXIMaguirev1..jpg Manchester United are hopeful of having Marcus Rashford fit to face Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, after the forward suffered a dead leg in ... Read more »

West Lothian author Linda Erskine pens children's novel 'George and Mildred: Let's Tango' starring her rescue dog Hector

© Local writer Linda Erskine has published her third book. Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article. George and Mildred: Let’s ... Read more »

Cricket-India's Kohli bids to sign off on T20 leadership with global title

By Sudipto Ganguly © Reuters/DANISH SIDDIQUI FILE PHOTO: Fifth Twenty20 International – India v England MUMBAI (Reuters) – Virat Kohli will step down as India’s 20-over skipper after the Twenty20 ... Read more »

Cricket-Low expectations could suit dark horses South Africa

By Nick Said © Reuters/SUMAYA HISHAM FILE PHOTO: Third International Twenty20 – South Africa v England (Reuters) – South Africa begin another quest for a major trophy at the T20 ... Read more »

Barnaby Joyce's push for rail extension to Gladstone would set off ‘carbon bomb', activists claim

The deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce’s push for a $3bn extension of the inland rail project to Gladstone would unlock a “carbon bomb” of nine new coalmines and an estimated ... Read more »

Melbourne freedom day: world's most locked down city takes first cautious steps to reopening

Before the pandemic hit, Melbourne had topped the world’s most liveable city list seven consecutive times and was the fastest-growing urban centre in Australia. But as major cities shrugged off ... Read more »

Natural habitats of 30 cities around the world at risk due to ‘coastal hardening', study suggests

Artificial structures have replaced more than half of the coastline of 30 cities around the world, according to new research suggesting coastal infrastructure will have a significant ecological impact if ... Read more »

Max Verstappen snubs 'fake' Drive to Survive series as he refuses to participate in show

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says he has actively decided not to take part in the upcoming Netflix show ‘Drive to Survive’, adding he felt they “fake” a lot of ... Read more »

The Ben Simmons nightmare is following the 76ers everywhere

Ben Simmons wasn’t on the floor during the Sixers’ season-opening massacre of the Pelicans, but that didn’t stop fans from trolling him. While Philadelphia’s estranged point guard was serving his ... Read more »

TikTokers Are Using A New Financial Planner — Nancy Pelosi

© Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Shutterstock / Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Shutterstock Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Shutterstock (12534861j)Alternate Prime Minster Yair Lapid of Israel speaks as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA. Individual investors ... Read more »

None of the pregnant women admitted to ICU with Covid this summer and autumn were fully vaccinated, HSE reveals

None of the pregnant women admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 during the summer and early autumn were fully vaccinated, it emerged today. One of the women had one dose ... Read more »

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards

© Shutterstock Inked Pixels THE HSE HAS today released new guidance which would allow partners of pregnant women to be present for longer periods during pregnancy.  Previously, certain hospitals had ... Read more »

Loose Women slam ‘blackfishing celebs' like Jesy Nelson and say ‘they're profiting off my culture'

THE Loose Women panel have slammed “blackfishing celebs” like Jesy Nelson for “profiting off of” black culture on social media. Charlene White was joined by Brenda Edwards, Sunetra Sarker and ... Read more »

Timothée Chalamet felt he was ‘desecrating history' at Abbey Road for ‘Wonka'

Actor Timothée Chalamet recorded music for “Wonka” at Abbey Road Studios. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images Timothée Chalamet says he felt like he was “desecrating history” while recording songs for ... Read more »

TikTok makeup artists are using lube as a primer, claiming that it helps foundation glide on, but skin experts say there may be risks

© TikTok TikTok makeup artists are using lube as a primer. TikTok Makeup artist and TikToker Lukas Kohutek first used lube as a primer in February 2019. Videos with the ... Read more »

Regulator seeks transparency for payment systems of big tech

NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how ... Read more »

Wegen Fehlentscheiden bei St.Gallen vs. Servette – Schiri Piccolo wird degradiert

© keystone Luca Piccolo geriet beim Duell zwischen St.Gallen und Servette in Erklärungsnot. Schiedsrichter Luca Piccolo unterliefen im Spiel St.Gallen gegen Servette vom letzten Wochenende zwei grobe Fehler. Zweimal übersah ... Read more »

Amazon sees fresh push to unionise in New York

© Getty Images The employee group initially formed amid anger over safety conditions during the pandemic More than 2,000 Amazon warehouse workers in New York City hope to hold a ... Read more »

Familie Jolie muss nach Filmpremiere in «Super Isolation»

© GC Images Auf dem roten Teppich ahnten Angelina Jolie und ihre Kids noch nicht, was sie am nächsten Tag erwarten würde. Am vergangenen Montag posierte Angelina Jolie bei der ... Read more »

Southwest lost $75 million after the four-day meltdown that left passengers stranded

© Provided by Business Insider A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock Southwest Airlines said it lost $75 million during its Columbus Day weekend meltdown. The airline posted a $135 ... Read more »

China to boost world economy

© The Manila Times Photo taken on Oct. 19, 2021 shows the opening ceremony of the first Global Economic Development and Security Forum of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic