Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Labour chiefs 'poised to accept rule change' to clear way for hard left successor to Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader 
Labour’s ruling body could today accept proposals to make it easier for a hard left successor to Jeremy Corbyn to make it onto a future leadership ballot, according to reports.

Existing rules state that leadership hopefuls need the support of 15 per cent of the Parliamentary Labour Party to run for the top job but new plans would see that reduced to 10 per cent.

Pro-Corbyn activists had called for the threshold to be dropped as low as five per cent but a compromise deal will be put forward in an apparent bid to enhance its chances of being agreed.

Sources told The Guardian that the National Executive Committee is prepared to accept the new rules which will reduce the influence of MPs over who runs the party.

By Jack Maidment.
Full story at Telegraph.

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