Labour Leadership meetings go “virtual”
Labour Leadership meetings go
Posted by Clare Curran on the Red Alert blog on September 3rd, 2013
The Labour Party Leadership roadshow continues around New Zealand this week. There are 12 hustings meetings being held from Whangarei to Dunedin. Today we see the announcement of a “virtual hustings” meeting which is yet another new initiative in our quest to bring greater membership participation in the party.
Under the rules for its current Leadership Election, the Labour Party is required to hold a “virtual hustings meeting”. This is an opportunity for eligible voters to put questions to the candidates online, created by the New Zealand Labour Party working with the Scoop Independent News website. It starts today.
Today the Party is putting out a call to eligible voters to submit questions to the three candidates. To submit a question to be put to the Candidates please send an email to LabourGenSec@scoop.co.nz . The cut-off date for sending your question is midnight on Wednesday 10th of September.
Then from 10-13 September selected questions (from eligible voters) will be answered in a series of blog posts here on the Red Alert. Everyone will then be welcome to join in the discussion (currently moderation policy will apply). The discussion will continue into the weekend on 14 September and online voting closes at midday on Sunday 15 September.
The online promotion is being organised by Scoop.co.nz and promoted over the Scoop Media Cartel group of websites.
Given the Party has members in every corner of New Zealand, not everybody will be able to come to the 12 Hustings meetings, and the online process is intended to give all eligible voters an opportunity to ask and see questions being answered by the candidates.
Scoop is now featuring the “Online Q&A” on its website, with a video invitation to take part from David Cunliffe, Shane Jones and Grant Robertson.