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The 650 | 4th May 2017

How Labour’s power-brokers will divide up the party’s safe seats

Labour’s biggest trade unions will divide up Labour’s vacant seats between them. Here’s how it’s going.

The snap election has both of the big two parties scrambling to fill their seats as quickly as possible. The Liberal Democrats have an edge in this department in that they selected in anticipation of an early election last June, and with a few exceptions, that slate of candidates will go forward into the election.

For the Conservatives, shortlisting is done by Conservative Campaign Headquarters, who present three names to the local association, who then pick the candidate.

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