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NEC Summer Ballot 2018 FAQs

When did nominations open?

Nominations opened on 31 January 2018.

What are nominations?

CLPs were able to nominate up to nine people to stand as candidates for the National Executive Committee (NEC), four people for the National Policy Forum (NPF) and one for NPF Youth. In addition they could also nominate one member for the position of Treasurer. Candidates required at least five nominations in order to be a candidate for the NEC, and three nominations (from CLPs in their home region) for the NPF.

CLPs could also nominate for the National Constitutional Committee (NCC), Conference Arrangement Committee (CAC), and auditors, but these positions will be elected by delegates at Annual Conference.

In Scotland CLPs were invited to nominate two members, at least one of whom must be a woman to join the Scottish Policy Forum (SPF). Each CLP is twinned with a neighbouring CLP, and then grouped into four constituencies to ensure at least 50% women’s representation. Please note that not all members will receive a SPF ballot due to candidates being elected unopposed.

What are the criteria for being a candidate?

For the NEC and NPF, candidates need at least 12 months membership and to have received nominations from at least five CLPs (NEC) or three CLPs in their home region (NPF).  Candidates do not require a nomination from their home CLP.

When did nominations close?

Nominations closed at 17:00 on 22 June 2018.

Who are the candidates?

Using your Labour Login details, members can access the candidate booklet which contains a full candidate list including their candidate statements.

Can I see which candidate was nominated by my CLP?

A full list of nominations is available to download from Membersnet.

Who takes part?

All members who had joined and were fully paid up as of Friday 22nd of June are entitled to take part in the ballot. Any members who joined after the deadline, or whose membership was in arrears on the deadline will not be able to take part.

How will I spot the ballot email?

The email will come from “The Labour Party”, labourelections@electoralreform.co.uk with the subject Labour Party – Summer Elections 2018.

What if I haven’t received the ballot email?

  1. Add labourelections@electoralreform.co.uk as a safe sender.
  2. Check your junk and/or spam folder.
  3. Check that you have the right email address registered to your membership.
  4. Check that only you are the only person whose membership is registered to that email.
  5. If you are still having problems on or after 30 July, you should contact the Membership Team on labourmembership@labour.org.uk  and a ballot will be re-issued (either via email or post).

What if I’ve voted online but still receive a postal ballot?

Your vote has already been counted. You do not need to return the postal ballot.

Can I post a picture of my ballot paper online?

To ensure the integrity of the ballot and the security of your details, we strongly advise you do not do this. Each ballot contains codes which are unique to you and can only be used once. By putting these online you risk someone else using your vote.

I’m on holiday, will I miss out?

If you have given us an email address previously, you will have received voting information electronically and you will be able to vote online as long as you can access your email. You have until midday Thursday 30 August to vote. We will also send a number of reminder emails if you are yet to cast your vote. If you have not given us an email address and receive a paper ballot, you can still vote online and save the party money by following the instructions in your pack.

Why is there no ballot for the NEC youth rep?

This was elected earlier this year.

Why don’t I have voting credentials for my NPF youth rep?

East, South East, South West, Wales, and West Midlands have all been elected unopposed. Members in all other Regions and Nations should have a ballot for an NPF youth rep as long as you are under 27 and the Labour Party hold an accurate date of birth for you.

The youth section of the SPF contains six places and CLPs were invited to nominate 1 member.  A ballot will now commence for three places, as three women have been elected unopposed.

When does voting close?

Voting closes at midday on Thursday 30 August 2018.

What are the results?

The results of the NEC Summer Ballot 2018 were announced on Monday 3 September 2018.

RESULTS (9 to elect)
DAR, Yasmine 88,176 ELECTED
WEBBE, Claudia 83,797 ELECTED
LANSMAN, Jon 83,072 ELECTED
GARNHAM, Rachel 81,702 ELECTED
ELMI, Huda 80,371 ELECTED
WILLIAMS, Darren 79,361 ELECTED
HENDERSON, Ann 79,176 ELECTED
MISHRA, Navendu 75,224 ELECTED
WILLSMAN, Peter 70,321 ELECTED
IZZARD, Eddie 67,819
BAXTER, Johanna 50,185
SINGH JOSAN, Gurinder 48,643
BLACK, Ann 45,566
BECKETT, Jasmin 43,955
PETO, Heather 43,774
AKEHURST, Luke 43,156
CAZIMOGLU, Eda 40,807
WIMBURY, Mary 40,507
BANES, Lisa 37,993
MASTERS, Marianna 35,061
FLETCHER, Jonathan 15,303
GUY, Stephen 14,985
MORRISON, Nicola 10,671
CRAIGIE, James 10,326
SPEDDING, Gary 9,854
STANNERS, Stephen 8,909
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