Sunday, April 14

Day: January 6, 2020

Labour leader to be named on April 4
Featured, United Kingdom

Labour leader to be named on April 4

    Jeremy Corbyn’s successor as Labour leader will be announced on April 4 after a three-month contest, the party’s ruling body has decided. Nominations for the race to replace Corbyn will open formally on Tuesday, with the ballot taking place between February 21 to April 2, the National Executive Committee (NEC) agreed on Monday. The general public will be able to take part in the leadership election if they join the party by next week or if they pay £25 each to register for a one-off vote, the NEC decided. A 48-hour window will be created to allow people to sign up as so-called registered supporters with voting rights. Candidates will have just under a week to get the required nominations from fellow MPs. A further month will be allowed to get the necessary nominat...