CORBYN’S POWER GRAB: Jeremy wants to rip up Labour’s rules on electing future leaders

LABOUR’S Ruling body is considering a massive overhaul of its party rules in plans put forward by Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn. 

The plans would include lowering the threshold of support that potential leaders need to run for party leader from 15pc to 10pc.

The sweeping reforms would mean far-left candidates like Corbyn would find it easier to run for Labour’s top job.

The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will vote on proposals at their party conference. 

The tightening of Corbyns grip on Labour has been seen as a ‘power grab’ by Blairite MPs and comes only a week after Mr Corbyn accused Theresa May of a power grab over the so-called ‘Henry VIII powers’

Richard Angell who is director of the centrist group Progress, said:

“This package is all about marginalising Labour MPs in the Labour movement. Reducing the importance of MPs is the worst way of convincing the public they should elect more of them to bring about a future Labour government.”

More proposals could include up to five new seats on the NEC for trade unions and party members. all changes will be discussed at the upcoming Labour Party conference in Brighton.

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