27 Feb 2012

Labour launches organisational review

3:00 pm on 27 February 2012

The Labour Party is to hold a series of nationwide meetings for members and supporters as it embarks on a wholesale review of its organisational structure.

Party leader David Shearer says Labour is failing to connect with many voters and the party will take a fresh look at areas including campaigning, party communications and, potentially, how the leader is elected.

Mr Shearer says a review of the party policy Labour took to last November's general election will be a more of a long-term process.

Regional meetings will start next week and people will also be able to contribute to the consultation online.

Major recommendations and rule changes will be taken to Labour's annual conference later this year.