A successful ‘first’ for Thirsk & Malton CLP.
On Tuesday 22 September 33 members signed-in on Zoom to the Special General Meeting convened to consider nominations for the nine places for Constituency Party representatives on the National Executive Committee.
To go forward to the national ballot a member must be nominated by at least five CLPs. All CLP members have a vote in the national ballot in which they can vote for whoever they wish amongst all the candidates.
In accordance with the rules set by the Thirsk & Malton Executive Committee fifteen candidates were put forward by the closing date of 18th September. At the meeting the nomination of Sandra Adams was withdrawn and those for Bodrul Amin and Mathew Blakemore were not seconded and therefore fell.
Brief statements were made in support of the twelve properly proposed and seconded candidates to go into the online voting ballot. These were:- Luke Akehurst, Ann Black, Gemma Bolton, Yasmin Dar, Anne Henderson, Chaudhry Qamer Iqbal, Nadia Jama, our own Mick Johnston, Surinder Josan, Terry Paul, Laura Pidcock, Mish Rahman.
As Chair, David Yellen commented on how well the process of the On-line meeting had worked. He thanked those involved in getting the technology to work and particularly Mark White for conducting the proceedings so smoothly.
Voting was open to Members who were signed into the meeting, through the online Choice Voting system, by single transferable vote. The ballot was held between Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 September. The Choice Voting system automatically computed the votes.
The outcome is that Thirsk & Malton CLP have nominated: Luke Akehurst, Ann Black, Yasmine Dar, Chaudhry Qamer Iqbal, Mick Johnston, Gurinder Josan, Terry Paul, Laura Pidcock and Mish Rahman for the national ballot for CLP representatives in the NEC. All of these have received the minimum five nominations required and will therefore be in the all member national ballot in October.