16 Nov 2012

Labour to change its election process

8:05 pm on 16 November 2012

Labour is poised to change the way its future leaders are elected by giving ordinary party members the vote in any leadership contest.

A constitutional change, along with giving members more say in policy development, will be adopted at the party's annual conference in Auckland this weekend.

Former leader Phil Goff welcomed the proposal, saying it will make Labour a more democratic and open party.

Mr Goff says it will also make Labour a much more modern party, particularly compared with National.