NCG By-Elections 2023
Last updated 19/07/23
Candiates have been elected unopposed to fill the vacant spots on our National Coordinating Group, in the London & Eastern, South West and Northern regions by securing 20 nominations from Momentum members.
There were 2 positions to fill in the London & Eastern region, 1 in the South West and 1 in the Northern region. The newest members of the NCG are:
- Jasmine Williams – South West
- Zac Bates Fisher – London & Eastern
- Sarah Warsama – London & Eastern
- Chioma Mgbeokwere – Northern
Our members voted to APPROVE a constitutional amendment to include marginalised genders, including non-binary people, in the women’s quota for our NCG elections.
Question: “Do you agree that people of marginalised genders, including non-binary people, should be included in the women’s quota for NCG elections?”
72% of those who voted said YES.
28% of those who voted said NO.
|Wednesday 5th July||Nominations open|
|Wednesday 12th July||Nominations close|
|Wednesday 19th July||Voting for referendum opens|
|Wednesday 26th July||Voting closes|
- 2 vacancies in London and Eastern (Of the two elected winners, at least one must be a woman and one must be BAME)
- 1 vacancy in South West (Women candidates only)
- 1 vacancy in Northern region (BAME candidates only)
In London and Eastern, all members may apply. To ensure we meet our diversity quota, at least one must be a woman and one must be BAME. For example, if a BAME woman is elected, there are no restrictions on the identity of the other candidate elected. If a BAME man candidate is elected, the other candidate elected must be a woman, and vice versa.
In the South West region, the candidate must be a woman.
In the Northern region, the candidate must be BAME.
Momentum’s Constitution required that a minimum of 13 out of the 26 regional representatives on Momentum’s NCG must be women. However this quota did not refer to people of marginalised genders other than women, although in practice non-binary people were already de facto included in the women’s quota.
A proposal to confirm that people of other marginalised genders are included in the women’s quota was discussed at the NCG. As per Clause 9.3 of the Constitution, a ballot was put to the membership. Both women and people of other marginalised genders will continue to be allowed to stand in the open section as well, ensuring that men only make up a maximum of 50% of the NCG, whereas there is no upper limit on how many women/people of marginalised genders can be elected.
Do you agree that people of marginalised genders, including non-binary people, should be included in the women’s quota for NCG elections?
New wording of the constitution reads as follows:
In 9.7 in the Constitution that it states:
(i) Of those elected as Regional representatives (Rule 8.2 (i))
At least 13/26 must be women or people of other marginalised genders who do not identify as men.
At least 6/26 must be BAME
At least 3/26 must be Disabled
At least 3/26 must be LGBT+
At least 3/26 must be members under the age of 30
(ii) Of those elected as Public Office Holders’ representatives (Rule 8.2 (iii))
At least 2/4 must be women or people of other marginalised genders who do not identify as men.
At least 1/4 must be BAME