Monday, December 12, 2005

the return of the stakeholder...

From new Conservative Leader, David Cameron, in Leeds today.

From now on, Conservative-held and target seats will be expected to involve non-party members in their choice of candidates. I don't want to be too prescriptive about how constituencies do this. So we will be offering them a choice.

Option one is for constituencies to set up a panel of local community stakeholders, for example members of local voluntary groups, GPs, school governors and head teachers, local business leaders, and local police officers.

These community panels will interview the candidates from the priority list chosen by the local association, and will report to the association on the relative strengths of each candidate.

New Labour buzzword circa 1995.

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