Today the Procedures Committee, established by the Labour Party National Executive Committee, declared that the following would be candidates in the 2016 Leadership election: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Smith MP.
Applications to become a Registered Supporter of the Labour Party and vote in the 2016 Leadership Contest closed at 5.00pm today.
Ballots will be dispatched in the period from 22 August until 12 September. Members will receive ballots via post and email. Registered and affiliated supporters will receive ballots via email. The balloting period will close at 12 noon on 21 September.
For members whose subscription is in arrears, the deadline for renewal is noon on 8 August. If your membership is in arrears, you can renew here.
Registration for the Leadership Conference at which the results will be declared will open at labour.org.uk/leadership in the coming weeks.
We thought it would be useful to remind everyone that the Labour Party National Executive Committee has set strict guidelines regarding the use of data by candidates in line with guidance from the Information Commissioner. Here is what you can expect from the Labour Party.
The Labour Party does not sell or give personal data to third parties. However, during the Leadership contest you may get phone calls from the candidates and direct mail in accordance with the procedures set out by the National Executive Committee. The national Labour Party will be sending emails on behalf of the candidates.
If you think you are receiving unsolicited communications from people or organisations who shouldn't have your data, then there are some simple steps you can take.
For more information about the 2016 Leadership Election visit labour.org.uk/leadership
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