All remaining Labour Party prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) selections will be decided by those constituency labour party members able to attend a hustings meeting. There will be no postal ballots from now on, and this decision includes the selections already underway in Stoke Central, and Halesown and Rowley Regis.
Quite why this membership entitlement to participate has been stripped away is a bit of a mystery. An official note is awaited.
There is no guarantee that even a vote at a hustings will be continued after the General Election is called, even though it was agreed at this week's national executive committee that no candidates should be imposed whatever the circumstances of a vacancy.