Rule Change Motion

Result of the Vote on the Rule Change Motion


The vote on the rule change motion was as follows: 

CARRIED with 771 votes cast 

  • 476 (61.74%) voting YES
  • 295 (38.26%) voting NO


Participation was approximately 20% of the membership. 


Rule Change Motion

*** IMPORTANT: There was an error in the original poll. Please check for the new email (sent 01 July 2017) with the link to the new poll. Note that if you voted using the original poll, you will need to vote again. If you can't find the e-mail in your inbox, make sure to check spam and junk mail. ***


The 2017 Labour Party national conference will be held in September in Brighton. CLP's are able to submit 1 motion only to conference. This can either be:

  •  A rule change motion for debate at the 2018 conference as per party rules – deadline 7th July.


  • A contemporary motion i.e. not a rule change – deadline in August – for debate at the 2017 conference.


The LICC, in normal circumstances, would have contacted LI members in good time to submit possible LI motions to a ballot so members can choose which motion they want to go forward to Conference. However, this year the snap General Election intervened, meaning that all CLP normal business was suspended, so we couldn't call for submissions or run a ballot.

The LICC feel members should have a chance to vote on whether they want to submit a rule change motion or a contemporary one. We only have 2 weeks before the deadline to run a snap ballot for a rule change. We apologise that this is not ideal, but these are exceptional circumstances. The alternative is to miss the deadline and deny members the opportunity to choose between a rule change or a contemporary motion.

The following motion has been submitted for a ballot on a rule change motion. Please vote yes if if you want this to go forward to conference. You will be asked to do so via a Survey Monkey poll. If the majority who vote say yes then we will submit it. This will then be LI's one motion to LP conference. If the majority say no, we'll ask members early next month to submit proposals for a contemporary motion so that you can be balloted in good time.

Text of the motion (PDF File)





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