Labour grassroots want open conferences

A survey of over 300 party members has found that 72 per cent of them want more member control

4th December, 2016
Leader Brendan Howlin is touring constituencies in a bid to revive the party. Pic RollingNews.ie

Labour has been urged to move away from stage-managed party conferences and give more control of the agenda to ordinary members.

A survey of over 300 party members has found that 72 per cent of them want Labour to give members more ownership of the party’s annual gathering.

During its five years in power, the Labour hierarchy tightly controlled the conference agenda with stage-managed Q&As involving TDs and Senators during live television coverage. In 2013,...

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