1. Mark Pack
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    Thanks for commenting on the idea Andy.

    Interesting to see how you approach this issue from a different angle. I guess my main focus is that the rules we have for selections will inevitably favour candidates with some skills more than others. The rules also therefore encourage and entice candidates to develop certain skills.

    For example, as selections involve hustings meetings, candidates who are better at public speaking tend to do better in the contests and all candidates are more likely to put effort into honing their public speaking skills.

    In this case that’s fine as we do benefit from having more candidates who are good public speakers.

    I think the same applies to membership skills, plus also as a neat two birds with one stne effect, by encouraging more of that activity we’d end up with more renewals.

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