Labour leadership contests timetable announced
May 14, 2015 1 Comment
The timetable for the election of a new Labour leader and deputy have been announced, and I reproduce it below.
To be honest, I would have been tempted to have a more aggressive timetable (I think one of the failures in 2010 is that we spent far too much time looking at ourselves, allowing the Tory narrative to remain unchallenged for months). I would have also considered running the deputy contest afterwards, not alongside, the leadership contest. This would have allowed the runners-up to consider applying to be the deputy.
Last time I managed to get to two of the leadership hustings in person, and I hope to do similar this time around. Who knows? Maybe one of the hopefuls might even visit Southend!
|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|