Thursday, September 24, 2009

Update on Parliamentary selections

Note from Ann Black might be of interest to any would-be MPs/candidates

NEC accepted the organisation committee’s recommendation
that Bury North, Stretford & Urmston, Wirral South, North-West
Durham, Newcastle North and Sittingbourne & Sheppey will select
candidates from all-women shortlists, while Carlisle, Darlington,
Hyndburn, Luton South, Pudsey and Norwich North will have open
selections. Burnley was referred back to the organisation committee,
where it will be considered together with Warrington South, Makerfield
and Wigan. The last two have higher majorities, and the NEC is keen
to increase the proportion of women MPs, rather than just women
candidates. Improving black and minority ethnic representation must
also be taken into account.

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