John McDonnell Reveals "First Step" Of Plan To Hand Labour Members Power To Decide Policies

 “Once people get comfortable with the system, it could be used for other issues”, he said. “This is a good way of engaging those people who don’t go out and knock on doors in the rain”.

Corbyn has made it clear he wants Labour’s large membership to have more power in the party’s decision making, and that this could involve them digitally voting on policies.

He has also said that he wants more grassroots representation on key Labour bodies, such as the national executive committee.

After a surge in membership since Corbyn was elected last year, Labour has a total of well over 600,000 members.

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