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OMOVOne Member One Vote
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In advance of today's WEC meeting there are concerns delegates at next week's conference could be blocked from voting for OMOV.
The culture of local parties was already being transformed as the effect of OMOV (one member one vote) gave members greater influence over annual elections to the NEC constituency section and the selection of parliamentary candidates.
In September, delegates to a special conference of Welsh Labour voted heavily in favour of moving to OMOV because most saw it as more democratic than the electoral college.
Opponents of the electoral college system see it as less democratic than OMOV because it gives disproportionate weight to the votes of elected politicians and trade unions.
And, on the issue of one member, one vote (OMOV): "Most people have no idea what OMOV means - they think he played full-back for Russia."
The authors are no doubt correct to point out the depoliticizing effect of block votes but the alternative of OMOV or One Member One Vote (first proposed by the Labour New Left to be taken up by Blair), has proven to be even worse.
Under the OMOV scheme, MPs would still have the power to have a vote of no confidence in our leader and would retain the sole right to initiate a leadership contest.
The initial issue facing him was the unions' role in selecting the Leader and Deputy Leader; the second was the unions' block vote at Annual Conference; and the third was the campaign for `One-Member-One-Vote' (OMOV) in the selection and reselection of parliamentary candidates.
AN HISTORIC change that will see Carwyn Jones' successor as Welsh Labour leader elected on a "one member, one vote" (OMOV) basis was only passed because Unite the union changed its policy on which voting system should be used, we can reveal.
MEPs and senior local figures; a straightforward one member, one vote (OMOV) system; a mixture of both; or the parliamentary primary followed by OMOV option, which is believed to have earned the backing of most of the backbench 1922 committee.
It is notable that the rule change which implemented this proposal was linked to the rule change that moved Labour from selecting local candidates through an electoral college made up of up to 40% trade union votes to a straight forward one member one vote (OMOV) ballot.