Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lib Dems "abandon" interim peers panel elections

A reader emails to alert me to the fact that Michael Crick has just reported on his blog that "the Lib Dem high command has quietly decided this year to abandon its election for future peers".

He asks
  • First, who in this instance is "the Lib Dem high command"? 
  • Second, whoever they are, do they have the right to unilaterally abandon scheduled elections to the party's Interim Peers Panel? 
  • And third, why has this decision been taken "quietly"?

Later. Mark Pack provides some answers - it seems this is a recent Federal Executive decision. He also says:
the way in which the news has seeped out rather reinforces my view that party committees could and should be better at communicating their decisions.

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