The NEC met recently and agreed to trigger a further 14 early parliamentary selections. A number of seats in the south will begin selecting shortly. These are:
All 3 seats in Brighton & Hove (based on the proposed new boundaries)
Gillingham & Rainham
Milton Keynes North
Bristol South (Dawn Primarolo standing down)
We understand that a decision on which seats will be All Women Shortlist will be taken at the May meeting of the NEC's organisational sub committee.
In addition, the NEC approved a timetable for selecting directly elected mayoral candidates where referenda result in a “yes” vote. The only referendum in the south this May takes place in Bristol.
The "freeze date" for membership is 5 May; shortlisting by panels comprised of Regional Board and CLP reps wil take place on 16 May; the OMOV ballot goes out on 25 May; hustings meetings will take place by 10 June and the ballot closes on 13 June. Results will be declared on 15 June. Elections to the NEC & NPF and the Police Commissioner selections ballots will follow the same timetable.