There are currently several positions up for grabs on Labour’s national executive committee (NEC), and Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) have started to nominate their preferred candidates in the contest due to end in August this year.
The NEC brings together stakeholders from different sections of the party including local parties, trade unions, the shadow cabinet, backbench MPs, local government, Scotland and Wales, socialist societies and the leadership. It is the governing body of the party, setting the overall strategic direction and making important decisions.
This election will see members pick nine CLP and two local government representatives to the NEC, alongside one treasurer and one representative each for youth, BAME, disability and Welsh Labour. Members have put themselves forward for the various positions and the party has published their statements online.
All candidates need to be nominated to secure a place on the ballot. For the Welsh rep position, this requires the backing of five Welsh CLPs or affiliated organisations.
The nomination period started on January 21st and closed at 12 noon on June 17th. Ballots will begin to be dispatched to members on July 25th, before voting closes on August 19th. The Welsh rep will be elected by all eligible members and affiliated supporters living in Wales before 23.59 on June 17th.
Below is the list of nominations for NEC Welsh rep candidates.
Last updated at 6:30pm on June 17th.
Carwyn Jones, 10 nominations
Cardiff Central CLP
Cardiff South and Penarth CLP
Cynon Valley CLP
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney CLP
Newport East CLP
Vale of Clwyd CLP
Lynne Jones, 10 nominations
Brecon and Radnorshire CLP
Cardiff North CLP
Cardiff West CLP
Clwyd South CLP
Dwyfor Meirionnydd CLP
Swansea West CLP