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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
  Nominations and the Leadership Election
During the last Leadership election I found that the rules permitted nominators to sign more than one paper. The rules have, however, since been changed.

I do have one person other than myself willing to sign my own paper. However, I can see that there is going to be a challenge getting nominated.

It is, however, important to have a debate about the party's direction. The two front runners don't really have any political strategy differences.

Getting the 200 signatures from constituenties, however, is relatively straightforward.
 
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All nomination arrangements seem to have the signature of those who devised them. If you now need 7 original sponsors, then that's far more difficult than sharing 7 with somebody else!

The Americans have an almost Monty Python approach to ballots, hence the fact that minor parties never get a sniff at most elections.

I think that, so long as the ELECTORATE does not get more that one vote, it should be made relatively easy for people to stand. Otherwise the electorate deciding the ultimate choice would be deemed slightly irresponsible and in need of corrective therapy!
 
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