Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be there to hear the debate (or participate) but I’m told it was an interesting meeting.
Anyone know whether East and West have put in nominations?
For those of you not immersed in the Labour Party one of the slightly quaint parts of the leadership and deputy leadership contests are that each Constituency Labour Party can put in what’s called a “supporting nomination”.
Unlike the MP’s nominations – which determined whether the candidate gets on the ballot – these CLP nominations don’t count for much. They certainly don’t bind anyone to vote one way or another in the actual ballot.
But by doing it Labour members get the chance to debate the merits of various candidates and give the wider party a sense of where support lies.