Removal of Leader after two terms or less than 75% support
This resolution changes the bylaws but the change is unclear. It seems to allow a leader with less than 75% support from members to remain as the leader until they have have served 8 years.
WHEREAS the current bylaw calls for a leadership review following a general election in which our leader does not become Prime Minister;
WHEREAS a review does not permit an extensive review of the performance of the party or its leadership;
WHEREAS it is essential that the Leader continues to have strong support from the Party;
BE IT RESOLVED that a new clause 184.108.40.206 be added to read:
220.127.116.11 The term of the leader shall be limited to the greater of two (2) consecutive parliamentary terms, or eight (8) years, unless she or he becomes Prime Minister or she or he achieves at least a 3/4 (75%) approval vote in future Leadership Reviews.
The NDP has shown the disastrous results to both the Leader and the Party if she or he diverges significantly from the grassroots sense of direction.
Stressing Leadership Reviews will help to ensure that the Party and its Leader remain in contact and connected. This will help to garner support and loyalty to the Party, especially during an election.