Labour proposals ‘all-but guarantee leftwing Corbyn successor’
Reforms briefed to unions would mean fewer MPs needed to nominate candidates
Labour could slash the number of MPs needed to nominate a successor to Jeremy Corbyn, handing new powers to members and trade unions as part of a slew of party reforms briefed to trade unions.
Trade union general secretaries were told this week about the changes set to be proposed at the party conference, the Guardian understands. “This virtually guarantees that a leftwing candidate could succeed Corbyn as leader,” a source said.
The proposals include allowing party members to elect local council leaders.