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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

Prime time
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

Embracing reform
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

Primary lesson
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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