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Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has agreed the following timetable for the party’s leadership elections:

Tuesday 7 January: nominations open from MPs and MEPs
Monday 13 January: nominations from MPs and MEPs close at 2.30pm
Tuesday 14 January: registered supporters applications open at 5pm.
Thursday 16 January: registered supporters applications close at 5pm.
Wednesday 15 January: second stage of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and affiliates opens
Monday 20 January: freeze date for eligibility for new members and affiliated supporters, closes at 5pm
Friday 14 February: close of CLP and affiliate nominations.
Friday 21 February: ballot opens.
Thursday 2 April: ballot closes at 12pm.
Saturday 4 April: special conference to announce results.


The leadership contest has begun, after the Labour National Executive Committee met to set the timetable and rules. There will be two contests, for leader and for deputy. To get on the ballot paper, candidates have to meet two tests, according to rule changes made in

  1. they will need to get the backing of at least 22 MPs and MEPs (10%). Nominations close at 2.30pm on Monday 13 January.
  2. Over the next month, they will need to get the backing of either 5% of local CLPs or three affiliates (including two trade unions) representing at least 5% of affiliated members.

Labour Party members will make the final decision via a preferential ballot. New members who join by 20 January will be entitled to vote. Registered supporters will also be eligible to vote. They will have a 48 hour window to pay £25 to sign up, from 5pm on Tuesday 14 January.

The ballot will run from 21 February to 2 April.

Leadership candidates declared so far (8 Jan) are (in alphabetical order):

  • Clive Lewis
  • Lisa Nandy
  • Jess Phillips
  • Keir Starmer
  • Emily Thornberry

Rebecca Long Bailey is also expected to run, but has yet to declare her candidacy.

Click here for a summary of Thornberry, Nandy, Phillips and Starmer’s pitches, following TV interviews over the weekend, from Labour List.

The updated list of nominations for both Leader and Deputy Leader is published on the party website


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