Thursday, February 15, 2018

Newham Councillor Selection Meetings - East Ham 17/18 Feb & West Ham 24/25 Feb


East Ham 17/18 February at East Ham Town Hall, 328 Barking Road, London E6 2RP

Ward Name
AWS
Day
Date
Time
Manor Park
1
Saturday
17-Feb-18
10.30am
Little Ilford
1
Saturday
17-Feb-18
12.00pm
Boleyn
2
Saturday
17-Feb-18
1.00pm
East Ham South
2
Saturday
17-Feb-18
2.30pm
East Ham Central
2
Saturday
17-Feb-18
3.30pm
Beckton
2
Sunday
18-Feb-18
10.30pm
Green Street East
1
Sunday
18-Feb-18
12.00pm
Royal Docks
tbc
Sunday
18-Feb-18
1.00pm
Wall End
2
Sunday
18-Feb-18
2.30pm
East Ham North
1
Sunday
18-Feb-18
3.30pm

West Ham 24/25 February at Stratford Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, London E15 4BQ

Ward Name
AWS
Day
Date
Time
Stratford & New Town
1
Saturday
24 Feb
10am
Plaistow North
1
Saturday
24 Feb
12pm
Green Street West
1
Saturday
24 Feb
2pm
West Ham
1
Saturday
24 Feb
4pm
Forest Gate North
2
Saturday
24 Feb
6pm
Canning Town North
2
Sunday
25 Feb
10am
Custom House
2
Sunday
25 Feb
12pm
Forest Gate South
1
Sunday
25 Feb
2pm
Canning Town South
1
Sunday
25 Feb
4pm
Plaistow South
2
Sunday
25 Feb
6pm

Meeting process

Just to briefly outline the process for each meeting:

·         After preliminary business, trigger ballots will be held on each sitting councillor seeking reselection, without speeches. Any councillor not automatically reselected will be shortlisted.

·         There will then be shortlisting, with the size and composition of the shortlist determined by the number of vacancies and how many AWS places remain to be filled, plus members’ choice. Members will need to nominate people for the shortlist. They will have the names of those who have expressed an interest in the ward in front of them but can nominate any longlisted candidate if they wish, and will have access to all statements. If more candidates are nominated for the shortlist than places available there will be a ballot to determine the shortlist.

·         Once the shortlist is agreed, candidates will then be asked to draw lots for the order to speak. You will in turn address the meeting with a speech of up to THREE minutes, then have FIVE minutes to answer questions. The questions will be the same to all candidates at that meeting.
·         Members will vote by eliminating ballot for their candidates, first for any AWS positions, then for remaining vacancies.

(This is an attempt to concisely convey how meetings work rather than provide an exhaustive guide.)

A reminder that only eligible members will be able to attend the meetings – they are fully paid-up members who are registered to vote, have lived in the relevant ward since 1 January 2017 and have been a continuous party member since 1 July 2016.

Hat tip London Labour. #AWS minimum number of women on shortlist. Picture collage from 2014
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