New Times,
New Thinking.

  1. Politics
21 September 2016

Labour leadership election voting deadline nears

Ballots must be cast before noon on Wednesday 21 September.

By Julia Rampen

The deadline to vote in the Labour leadership election falls today, at noon.

Members are being asked to choose between the current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and a challenger representing disaffected MPs and members, Owen Smith. 

If you haven’t voted yet, here is what you need to know:

Can I vote?

If you can vote, and you are a Labour party member, you should have received your ballot by both email and post. 

Select and enter your email address Your weekly guide to the best writing on ideas, politics, books and culture every Saturday. The best way to sign up for The Saturday Read is via The New Statesman's quick and essential guide to the news and politics of the day. The best way to sign up for Morning Call is via
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.

If you’re an eligible registered supporter or affiliated supporter, you should have received your ballot by email.

If you haven’t received either by now, then the Labour party may have decided you were ineligible to vote. 

What does the ballot look like?

Check your inbox for an email from “Labour Party Elections” with the email address

When is the deadline to vote?

The ballot closes at noon on Wednesday 21 September.If you requested a re-issue, you should have received it before the voting deadline. 

When will we know the winner?

The announcement will be made on Saturday 24 September, in Liverpool.

Content from our partners
An innovative approach to regional equity
ADHD in the criminal justice system: a case for change – with Takeda
The power of place in tackling climate change