Open primaries: should the Lib Dems adopt the 'Totnes model'?

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2009

The announcement from Totnes of the winner of the Tories’ first ‘open primary’ – in which the party’s Parliamentary candidate has been chosen not by party members, but by over 16,000 voters in the constituency – will prompt all political parties to ask the simple question: is this the future? Stephen Tall asks if the Lib Dems should adopt the ‘open primaries’ system.