Timetable announced for Labour Leader and Deputy Leader elections

labourpress:

Labour today announces the timetable for the election of its new Leader and Deputy Leader, following a meeting of the National Executive Committee.

Harriet Harman MP, Acting Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“Labour is today announcing the timetable for electing our next Leader and Deputy Leader.

“The General Election saw the Labour Party suffer a serious defeat, and over the coming weeks we need an open and honest debate on the right way forward.

“Our challenge now is to use this time to listen and learn, to elect a new Leader and Deputy Leader who will rebuild the Labour Party in order to take the fight to this Tory Government and to stand up for Britain.

“This contest will be run under the new rules we agreed last year: a broad and open contest with one person, one vote. We want as many people as possible to take part. More than 30,000 new members have joined the party in the last few days and I hope many more members and supporters will take this opportunity to have their voice heard.

“In the meantime, Labour will be taking forward our task as the official Opposition of holding the Government to account.”

The full leadership election timetable, as agreed today by the NEC, is as follows:

Friday 15 May                           Election Period
 Opens

Monday 8 June                          PLP Nomination
 Hustings for Leader

Tuesday 9 June                         PLP Nomination
 Hustings for Deputy Leader

Tuesday 9 June                          PLP Nominations
 Open

12 noon Monday 15 June           PLP Nominations
 (Leader) Close

12 noon Wednesday 17 June     PLP Nominations
 (Deputy Leader) Close

Wednesday 17 June                   Hustings period
 opens

12 noon Friday 31 July              Supporting
 Nominations Close

12 noon Wednesday 12 August   Last date to join
 as member, affiliated supporter, or registered supporter

Friday 14 August                              Ballot mailing
 despatched

12 noon Thursday 10 September     Ballot closes

Saturday 12 September                   Special conference to announce result

Put it in your diaries!

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