Here are some of the recent publications in favour of primaries as a way of selecting candidates:
Letter from … Sydney – by Tamsin Lloyd
‘The case for primaries to select Labour candidates’ – by Will Straw
Labour’s selection process: A representative deficit? – by Will Straw and Feni Ajumogobia
Broadening Participation – Thinking Beyond Party Membership – by Unlock Democracy
Articles on Progress about primaries include:
One member, one vote?
Jonny Medland | January 9th, 2011
The French Socialist elected its candidate with a primary. The result? Huge levels of public engagement
Primaries: what works?
David Chaplin | September 28th 2011
The use of primaries is now increasingly accepted as a realistic option for reform
Is it time for primaries?
Jonathan Slater | September 27th 2011
Primaries are a good way of engaging with a wider number of voters
Andrew Adonis | September 27th 2011
In the future, the public could be given a say in selecting Labour leaders
Making the most of primaries
Richard Angell | June 16th, 2011
We should automatically trigger primaries where party membership falls below a certain threshold
David Chaplin and Richard Angell | April 3rd, 2011
Open primaries have been championed by many Labour progressives as a tool for selecting parliamentary candidates
United to review
Stephen Twigg MP | October 26th, 2010
Reform of the Labour party is too important to leave just to the leadership or a particular faction
Will Straw | September 21st, 2010
Labour could reap electoral dividends by entrusting candidate selection to voters, as the Obama experience shows
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