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13 July 2016

When will the Labour leadership result be announced?

All you need to know about the leadership contest.

By James Chater

Jeremy Corbyn has been assured a spot on the ballot paper. And with Owen Smith now throwing his hat into the ring alongside Angela Eagle, the Labour leadership contest is gathering pace.

Here’s the timetable – and new rules – for the contest.

Am I eligible to vote?

Only Labour party members registered before 12 January 2016 will have an automatic vote.

Members who have registered since that date can join an affiliated trade union or pay a fee of £25.

Non-party members can sign up as registered supporters for £25 before 5pm on Wednesday 20 June. 

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When will the official timetable be released?

Thursday 14 July.

What is the timetable of applications, nominations, voting, and results?

Monday 18 July

EPLP and PLP briefing, followed by EPLP and PLP hustings.

Registered supporters applications open.

7pm: EPLP and PLP nominations open.

Wednesday 20 July

5pm: EPLP and PLP nominations close and supporting nominations open. Last date to join as registered supporter.

Thursday 21 July

12pm: Deadline for validly nominated candidates to consent to nomination.

Friday 22 July

Hustings period opens.

Monday 8 August

12pm: Deadline for membership arrears to be paid in full.

Final date for updated affiliated supporter lists to be received.

Monday 15 August

12pm: Supporting nominations close.

w/c Monday 22 August

Ballot mailing dispatched

Wednesday 14 September

Last date for electronic ballot reissues

Friday 16 September

Hustings period closes

Friday 21 September

12pm: Ballot closes

Saturday 24 September

Special conference to announce result (to be scheduled to ensure no clash with Women’s Conference).

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