@philipjohn and I had a conversation over the weekend, I think, about how we select candidates for seats using primaries. He made some suggestions, which I hope he adds here.
I also spoke to Flora Page from UPP today (see other thread), who proposes a system whereby party members select candidates by taking part in a jury-style assessment panel, so it’s not a straight democratic vote. Panel would be selected through some sort of sortition method, either random or weighted to ensure it’s representative. That may be something for a larger scale and unworkable at our size, but I think it’s interesting.
We should write down our process in a separate guidance document in the party constitution repository, so it’s official.
So, any thoughts? What makes sense at a small scale but will also scale up for a while?