The mandate for the election of a new Party Leader calls for the person to be elected within a 90 day timescale. Under such circumstances, as there are only two candidates, the NEC has decided to bring forward the dates for hustings, Q&A to both candidates, and the last day of voting, all within the EC remit.
Hustings are to be concluded by 14th September. Voting will commence on 15th with the closing date of the 22nd and the successful candidate announced on the 23rdSeptember by our Communication Manager who will be responsible for the count.
I advise Members to be courteous and respectful, with no personal jibes or comments on integrity, etc. Do ask factual questions to both and, if the question is unanswered or poorly so, then go back to get a response to your satisfaction. Word questions carefully.
However, please do not be drawn into a personal slanging match with either candidate if opinions greatly differ as this could backfire onto the questioner and gives the other person the moral high ground.
A F Duignan