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New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April

The new leader of the Labour Party is set to be announced on April 4, 2020.

The contest to become next Labour leader and succeed Jeremy Corbyn will get underway on Tuesday, with six MPs so far in contention for the role.

Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips, Sir Kier Starmer, Emily Thornberry and Rebecca Long Bailey have entered the contest after Labour lost 59 seats in the UK General Election in December and Jeremy Corbyn announced he would stand down. 

The first Parliamentary Labour Party hustings will be held on Tuesday. Other key dates include;

  • 7-13 January - Nomination period for MPs and MEPs
  • 14-16 January - Application period for registered supporters
  • 15 January-14 February - Second stage of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties and affiliates
  • 20 January - Deadline for voting eligibility for new party members and affiliate supporters
  • 21 February - Ballot opens
  • 2 April - Ballot closes
  • 4 April - Results announced

Registered supporters will have 48 hours in order to register to vote, at a cost of £25 - the same as in 2016, when more than 500,000 voted.

The timetable for the leadership election was voted on by Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) today.

 

Photo: A Labour rally in Middlesbrough in December 2019 | Credit: Jeremy Corbyn via Flickr under licence (CC BY 2.0)

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