| Latest Political News | Tuesday July 17 2012 12:37
A new era for the Labour Party is set to be ushered in, with caucus today discussing plans for an overhaul of the way the leader is elected.
The model is likely to be similar to that of overseas centre-left parties and see voting on the leader and policies split between MPs, factions such as unions and the members.
Labour leader David Shearer says the aim is to make Labour more democratic.
"In terms of giving members a real say in the leadership, in the people that are being selected as candidates, we're trying to open up the policy process so that people who join the Labour Party can have a real say in policy."
Photo: David Shearer, and deputy Grant Robertson in background (Getty Images)