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The process for selecting the next Labour Leader, Deputy Leader and London Mayoral Candidate are well under way.

Here are some of the key bits of information and dates that you need to know:

Key Information

The full timetable is as follows:

     

Wednesday

13 May

Applications Open

Wednesday

20 May
Noon

Applications Close

Nominations Open

Wednesday

10 June

Nominations Close

Friday

12 June

Selection Committee determines long-list

Saturday

13 June

Selection Committee interviews and short-list announced.

Wednesday

12 Aug

12 Noon

Last date to register as a supporter or as an affiliated supporter in London or to join the Labour Party in London.

Friday

14 Aug

Votes despatched

Thursday

10 Sept

Close of Ballot

Sunday

13 Sept

Result event

Mayoral and Leadership timetable

The process for selecting the next Labour Leader, Deputy Leader and London Mayoral Candidate are well under way. Here are some of the key bits of information and dates that...

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Mayoral candidates debate at packed London Labour hustings

The campaign to select Labour’s candidate for the next Mayor of London got into top gear this week with the first London Labour hustings.

All those candidates shortlisted were in attendance and spoke in front of a packed audience of Labour Party members and supporters at the Camden Centre.

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The questions were on a range of big topics including tackling the housing crisis, transport questions like HS2 and how a Labour Mayor will make London cleaner and greener.

One of the best questions came from 11 year old Summer who challenged the candidates about their plans to tackle child poverty across the city.

The evening ended with all the candidates delivering their 2 minute concluding statements outlining why they think they are best person to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor.  

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The second London Labour hustings is taking place on Sunday (21 June) at the Old Town Hall in Stratford – again it is open to all Labour members and supporters.

http://www.labourinlondon.org.uk/london_mayoral_hustings_stratford

All Labour members get a vote in the mayoral selection and the result will be announced on weekend of 12/13 September.

If you’re a Labour supporter or affiliated supporter you can also sign up and get a vote. In London signing up means you’ll be able to vote both for our candidate for Mayor and the next Labour leader.

If they’re not Labour members, please get from your friends and families to sign up here - http://www.labour.org.uk/w/labour-party-supporters

 

Check out all the Tweets from the event:

#LondonSelects! - our first Mayoral Hustings!

Mayoral candidates debate at packed London Labour hustings The campaign to select Labour’s candidate for the next Mayor of London got into top gear this week with the first London...

The London Labour Party has today announced the shortlist for Labour’s candidate to fight the London mayoral election in 2016.

The shortlisted candidates are:

Diane Abbott

Tessa Jowell

Sadiq Khan

David Lammy

Gareth Thomas

Christian Wolmar

 

Harriet Harman MP, Acting Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“The Mayor has let down London for too long. We need a Labour mayor in City Hall to stand up for the interests of all Londoners, from Richmond to Redbridge and from Barnet to Bromley.

“But it won’t just be Labour’s members who choose our candidate. As with our Leader and Deputy Leader elections, we will let the public in. Hustings events will be open to the public to come and hear from the candidates, and anybody resident in London who supports the Labour Party can register to vote for who they want to see as the next Labour Mayor.

“Labour’s Mayoral candidate will lead the fightback against the Tories on behalf of Londoners. Who we choose is crucial — and a decision that I want everybody to be involved in making.”

 

Ends

 

Notes to Editors:

 

  1. Labour’s Mayoral Shortlist was drawn up after candidates were interviewed by a joint panel of Labour’s NEC and London Regional Board, with candidates drawn from those who were validly nominated by London CLPs.

 

  1. Anybody who signs up as a member of the Labour Party, pays £3 to be a registered supporter or becomes an affiliate supporter in London before August 12th will be entitled to vote to choose Labour’s candidate as well as Labour’s next Leader and Deputy Leader.

 

  1. The vote will be conducted on a One Person One Vote basis, where nobody has more than one vote and all votes are worth the same.

 

  1. Labour’s candidate for London mayor will be announced at an event on the weekend of 12/13 September 2015

 

  1. CLP and affiliate nominations received per candidate:

 

 

CLP

Affiliate

Diane Abbott

8

0

Tessa Jowell

63

2

Sadiq Khan

42

7

David Lammy

15

0

Gareth Thomas

6

1

Christian Wolmar

6

0

 

 

Shortlist for Labour’s candidate to be Mayor of London

The London Labour Party has today announced the shortlist for Labour’s candidate to fight the London mayoral election in 2016. The shortlisted candidates are:

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