Which selections are open, and which are All-women shortlist? (Part 2)

13th March, 2013 9:51 am

Last month we brought you the first set of decisions from the part’s powerful “Org Sub” committee on which selections would be “Open selections” (where all members can apply) and which will be All-women shortlists. The party is aiming for 50% of all target seats to be AWS. You can see the first list here.

Yesterday afternoon Org Sub met again, and decided on a further set of seats.

Here are the recommendations for future selections that were agreed yesterday (by region):

Region Constituency Majority Current Recommendation
East Midlands Amber Valley -536 Con OPEN
East Midlands Broxtowe -389 Con OPEN
East Midlands Erewash -2501 C on AWS
East Midlands Sherwood -214 Con OPEN
London Croydon Central -2969 Con AWS
London Hampstead and Kilburn 42 Lab AWS
North West Blackpool North & Cleveleys -2150 Con OPEN
North West Burnley -1818 Lib Dem AWS
North West Lancaster & Fleetwood -333 Con AWS
North West Morcambe & Lunesdale -866 Con AWS
North West Pendle -3585 Con OPEN
North West Rossendale & Darwen -4493 Con OPEN
North West South Ribble -5554 Con AWS
Scotland Argyll & Bute -4018 Lib Dem AWS
Scotland Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale -4914 Con OPEN
Scotland Dundee East -1821 SNP OPEN
Scotland East Dunbartonshire -2184 Lib Dem OPEN
Scotland Edinburgh West -3803 Lib Dem OPEN
West Midlands Rugby -6000 Con AWS
Yorkshire & the Humber Bradford East -365 Lib Dem Still consulting
Yorkshire & the Humber Brigg & Goole -5147 Con AWS
Yorkshire & the Humber Calder Valley -6431 Con OPEN
Yorkshire & the Humber Cleethorpes -4298 Con OPEN
Yorkshire & the Humber Colne Valley -5851 Con AWS
Yorkshire & the Humber Dewsbury -1526 Con AWS
Yorkshire & the Humber Elmet & Rothwell -4521 Con AWS
Yorkshire & the Humber Keighley -2940 Con OPEN
Yorkshire & the Humber Leeds NW -11521 Lib Dem OPEN
Yorkshire & the Humber Pudsey -1659 Con OPEN
  • dr spyn

    Is your data right re Broxtowe?

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  • NT86

    Whatever the process for Glenda Jackson’s seat, the local party needs to choose someone ASAP. A seat that marginal needs a candidate to start work on the ground campaign. Also, isn’t John Denham standing down too? Southampton Itchen has become extremely marginal too, so a candidate needs to be called sooner than later.

    The others leaving in 2015 (off the top of my head, Bob Ainsworth, Dawn Primarolo, Martin Caton and Joan Ruddock) also require replacement candidates IMO.

    I’d say that most selections would be best determined by the end of this year at the latest. Especially Labour-held ones and Tory or Lib Dem marginals which Labour could win back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Parma/578831001 Andrea Parma

      I agree with you that Labour held seats shouldn’t be overlooked. Especially as the Tories had already selected in Hampstead, Gower, Itchen.

      Ruddock’s Lewisham Deptford had already started the selection process.

      There’s also a vacancy in Falkirk because of Eric Joyce’s antics. IIRC it’s the second most marginal Lab-SNP seat.

      • John Ruddy

        Falkirk still had a majority of 15.4% over the SNP in 2010, and that was after it swung to the SNP against the trend in central Scotland (perhaps indicating some personal factors at play?)

  • markfergusonuk

    There was an error in an earlier version of this post, which was swiftly corrected – Broxtowe is an OPEN selection

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  • WillieEckerslyke

    Last time we had an all women shortlist in Lancaster (2005) we had a grand total of two candidates to select from. One was from north London and one from south London. Neither had any connections with the seat. We were slaughtered for it.


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