Soft left organisation Open Labour has announced the results of its internal national committee elections that saw 50 candidates compete for 17 places and concluded on July 4th.
The group attracted a record number of candidates for the latest set of internal contests, including former Labour MEP Julie Ward and past parliamentary candidates Lucy Burke and Sarah Sackman.
1,209 ballots were issued to members and 605 votes cast, according to Open Labour, making the overall turnout 50.04%. San Francisco RCV and Scottish STV were used as voting systems.
The following two candidates were elected unopposed:
- Wales – Matthew Hexter
- Parliamentary – Alex Sobel MPThe following candidates were elected after contested elections:
- Disability – Lucy Burke
- BAME – Amen Tesfay
- Women – Charlotte Norton
- LGBT – Megan Birchall
- Scotland – Keiran O’Neill
The following ten were elected to the ‘open’ section after contested elections and application of the Women’s quota: