Labour members and supporters are overwhelmingly in favour of a “One Member One Vote” system for electing Labour’s next leader, our readers’ survey suggests. “OMOV” was backed by 55.8% of those taking part.
Our survey was triggered by reports that the party is considering changing the way in which leadership elections are conducted. The most recent proposal – adding party supporters to the affiliates section – was given a firm thumbs down, with only 4.5% favouring such a model.
Least popular of all – perhaps unsurprisingly – was returning the leadership elections to MPs only, which received only 2.6% of votes. Retaining the current system was the second most popular option with 17.1%.
271 LabourList readers voted in the survey, which ran from Monday 7th – Friday 11th February. Thanks to all who took part.
|How should the Labour Party choose its leader in future?|
|Answer Options||Response Percent|
|Return leadership elections to MPs only||2.6%|
|One member, one vote||55.8%|
|An expanded electoral college, with a new section for the general public, or party supporters within it||4.8%|
|Current electoral college – but open affiliate voting to all party supporters and/or general public||4.5%|
|One supporter, one vote – effectively a “primary model”||15.2%|
|Keep the current system (with MP, member and affiliate sections)||17.1%|