Tony Benn quote
Tony Benn quote

Many thanks to all of you who delivered leaflets, knocked on doors, and helped spread the socialist message of hope. For those of you who are horrified by the General Election result but were not active during the campaign please join Labour now and get involved. We have a lot of work to do!


Members only meeting Monday 27th Jan 19.15 to 21.15

All member meeting Monday 27th Jan 19.15pm (start 7.30pm) to 21.15pm at Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF http://www.bournehall.org/

Buses number 293, 808, 406 stop nearby. Train: Ewell West station (5mins walk) Parking: small charge.

Please note that owing to the Labour leadership election this meeting is now our CLP nomination meeting open only to members who joined the Labour party by December 2nd 2019. Please bring your membership card; we will have a membership list to check you against. You will not be able to vote if you are in arrears. Those members who are showing as being in arrears from after the relevant date, will be able to participate in the meeting provided they pay the arrears at the commencement of the meeting, or provide proof that they have since paid the arrears to the national party. The Labour party has issued strict rules to which we must adhere.

This cut off date is different from that for your ‘one member one vote’ elections.

Anyone who joins the party before Monday 20 January (5pm) will be able to vote in the Leadership and Deputy Leadership elections. Any members who are currently in arrears will need to be fully paid up by Friday 14 February.

We will send out a separate email explaining the format of the nomination meeting


Labour Party Leadership & Deputy Leadership Process

Below is a list of the MPs that have reached the required threshold to be nominated by MPs and MEPs for Leader. Each candidate will now require either 5% of CLPs or at least 3 affiliates (at least 2 of which shall be a trade union) compromising 5% of affiliated membership to be successfully included on the ballot. The final date for CLPs and affiliates to submit their nomination is Friday 14th February.

Candidate                                                 Total Nominations

Rebecca Long-Bailey                                                               33
Lisa Nandy                                                                                31
Jess Phillips                                                                              23
Keir Starmer                                                                             89

Emily Thornberry                                                                     23

Clive Lewis withdrew from the contest. It is believed some of his nominees transferred their nominations to Emily Thornbury.


Below is a list of the MPs that have reached the required threshold to be nominated by MPs and MEPs for Deputy Leader. Each candidate will now require either 5% of CLPs or at least 3 affiliates (at least 2 of which shall be a trade union) compromising 5% of affiliated membership to be successfully included on the ballot. The final date for CLPs and affiliates to submit their nomination is Friday 14th February.

Candidate                                          Total Nominations

Rosena Allin Khan                                                               23

Richard Burgon                                                                   22
Dawn Butler                                                                         29

Ian Murray                                                                           34

Angela Rayner                                                                     88

Khalid Mahmood withdrew from the deputy leader competition.


The Leader and Deputy Leader candidates statements are available here.


What happens next?

The NEC has agreed the following timetable for Labour Party Hustings – a great opportunity for you to hear from the candidates in the Leadership and Deputy Leadership Elections.

Sat 18 Jan.                                        Liverpool
Sat 25 Jan                                         Leeds
Sat 1 Feb                                           Bristol
Sun 2 Feb                                         Cardiff
Sat 8 Feb                                          Nottingham – Local Government Conference
Sun 9 Feb                                        West Brom
Sat 15 Feb                                        Glasgow
Sun 16 Feb                                       London
Sat 22 Feb                                       Bedford – Eastern Region Conference
Sun 23 Feb                                      Durham
Sat 29 Feb                                       Brighton

You can watch these events online here (you can catch up on them afterwards too). Details on the Labour Party website to follow soon https://labour.org.uk

 

Ballot papers will be issued to those eligible to vote:

  1. Full members of the Labour Party
  2. Affiliated supporters who are members of unions, or, socialist societies who have opted-in.
  3. Registered supporters who have paid a reduced fee which entitles them to vote in the leadership and deputy leadership of the Labour Party.

Timetable for the Labour  Leadership election decided by the National Executive Committee on Monday 6th January 2020.

7 January:      Nominations open from MPs and MEPs.

13 January:    Nominations from MPs and MEPs close at 2.30pm.

14 January:    Registered supporters applications open at 5pm.

15 January:    Second stage of nominations from constituency Labour parties and                                    affiliates opens.

16 January:    Registered supporters’ applications close at 5pm.

20 January:   Freeze date for eligibility for new members and affiliated supporters.                                 Closes at 5pm.

14 February: Close of CLP and affiliate nominations.

21 February: Ballot opens.

2 April:            Ballot closes at 12pm.

4 April:            Special conference to announce results.

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