The final Labour leadership contest meetings

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Labour leadership Andrew Little

The marathon otherwise known as the Labour leadership contest is entering the home straight.  Two further meetings are scheduled, one in West Auckland this evening and one in South Auckland tomorrow night.

Details are:

  • West Auckland – Monday, 10 November 2014 – 7:30 pm – Massey High School Performing Arts Centre, 274 Don Buck Rd, Massey West, Auckland
  • South Auckland – Tuesday, 11 November 2014 – 7:30 pm – Nga Tapuwae Community Centre, 253 Buckland Road, Mangere

Only Labour Party members or affiliates can attend meetings. If you are not already a member, you can join at the meeting so long as you are not a member of another political party and are aged 15 or more.

If you are a member and attending a meeting, please bring along your membership card or receipt of membership to ease administration.

In relation to voting only Labour Party members can vote in the election.  New members must have joined before 11.59pm Wednesday October 1 (the day after the Leadership Election was triggered).  Unfinancial members (anyone who has been a Labour Party member in the past three years and who has not paid a membership fee in 2014) can rejoin and receive a vote until 11.59 pm on 11 November.

Please note that voting closes 12 noon Tuesday November 18, 2014.

If you have not received a voting form and want to update your email address you can email to ensure that your email address is on file.

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10 comments on “The final Labour leadership contest meetings”

  1. greywarshark 1

    This morning Radionz news Andrew Little’s statement about the tax – CGT I guess – and the age of super were instrumental for putting voters off. Great message and got his name up. Sounding good.

  2. I’ve talked to someone just this morning who hasn’t had their voting papers yet. Please do get on to this – it’s such an important democratic process! 🙂

    • lprent 2.1

      I gather that they are being pushed through as fast as possible with the small staff at Fraser House. I suspect that many of whom are also drafted into doing the organizing for the meetings.

      I gather that the main issue is the number of people making themselves financial – something that they should have probably done earlier in the year?

      But as someone interested in the management of operations, I suspect that the most effective way to streamline the process in the future would be to streamline the constitution about members (and a lot of other things as well). After reading the NZLP constitution recently and thinking through the software and workload required to operate it, my first impulse is to embark on the Great Simplification that the constitution so clearly needs.

      The NZLP doesn’t have 100k+ users anymore, therefore it doesn’t have a staff of clerks to hand do all of the utter crap in the constitution.

      Make it a whole lot simpler and then standard off the shelf software could do the job and you wouldn’t have to be a lawyer to correctly place members in the appropriate branch.

      Please do get on to this – it’s such an important democratic process!

      I’d argue that it also needs to be a simple process. Do that and it will be a faster and more timely process.

      That is worth concentrating on before the next time this chore has to be done.

      • Tom Gould 2.1.1

        Has anyone suggested multi-year membership renewals, say renewing for 3 years, or even 5? Members would need to update their own information more regularly.

        • lprent

          I suspect that it wouldn’t have made that much difference except *possibly* in quantity over the short-term.

          The most likely reasons for people to not be financial (in no particular order) they are

          * They have moved and the email / smail hasn’t kept up. A longer term is likely to increase than rather than reduce it. Most people will redirect for a year (maybe). They certainly won’t do so for 3 or 5 years.
          * Almost everyone I know that has managed to miss a year or two on the membership has done so because the request got dropped on the pile of bills and forgotten as the urgent bills went higher.
          * It is a bigger whack on a multi-year. More people won’t renew if it is longer than a year.
          * Some people only enrolled for the elections .

          If you consider that the steady state after the first renewals, a longer terms are more likely to cause a higher list of financials.

          Personally I think that best approach is to micropay. The issue with that is that it is currently uneconomic for transactions of less than about $10.

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    How did it go in Massey last night?

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