2020 Labour Party leadership contest
|Date||21 February 2020 - 4 April 2020|
The 2020 Labour Party leadership contest was triggered after current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said that he intended to resign following the party's poor results in the UK/2019 General Election. The contest was held alongside a deputy leadership election.
By 6 January 2020, six candidates had announced their intention to stand for the leadership: frontbenchers Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Emily Thornberry and Clive Lewis, and backbenchers Jess Phillips and Lisa Nandy.
- “I am now clear that at this late stage I cannot secure sufficient nominations to proceed to the next round. I have therefore decided not to stand for the leadership at this time.”
On 14 February 2020, Emily Thornberry was eliminated from the Labour leadership race after failing to secure enough nominations, which leaves Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy in the running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
All five deputy leadership candidates achieved the requisite 22 MP/MEP nominations by the 13 January 2020 deadline and proceeded to the next stage of the contest: Angela Rayner, Ian Murray, Dawn Butler, Rosena Allin-Khan and Richard Burgon.
Timetable for the contest:
- 7 January: Nominations open from MPs and MEPs. Candidates will need to secure the nominations of least 10 per cent (22) of the party's MPs and MEPs in order to stand.
- 13 January: Nominations from MPs and MEPs close, 2.30pm
- 14 January: Registered supporters applications open, 5pm
- 15 January: Nominations from CLPs and affiliates open. Those who have enough nominations to enter must be supported by either five per cent of all constituency Labour parties or three Labour affiliates - of which at least two must be trade unions - in order to proceed.
- 16 January: Registered supporters applications close, 5pm
- 20 January: Deadline for new members and affiliated supporters, 5pm
- 14 February: Nominations from CLPs and affiliates close
- 21 February: Ballot opens
- 2 April: Ballot closes, midday
|Document:All UK Labour leadership candidates sign up to stepped up pro-Zionist witch-hunt||blog post||15 January 2020||Robert Stevens||A day after posting the 10 points, the BoD tweeted that pro-Corbyn deputy leadership candidates Richard Burgon and Dawn Butler were “absent from the list of those who have signed the #TenPledges to tackle antisemitism in Labour.”|
|Document:Antisemitism threats will keep destroying Labour||blog post||12 February 2020||Jonathan Cook||If we are only allowed to gently chide Israel in ways that cannot meaningfully advance Palestinian rights, if we are prevented from discussing the strategies of staunchly pro-Israel lobbyists to silence Israel’s critics, if we are denied the right to push for an international boycott of Israel of the kind that helped blacks in South Africa end their own oppression, then nothing is going to change for the Palestinians.|
|Document:How Keir Starmer Sabotaged Rebecca Long-Bailey||Article||26 June 2020||Ronan Burtenshaw||Rebecca Long-Bailey’s approach to schools reopening had been entirely vindicated: she backed teachers and their unions as they changed the political terrain and forced the Tory government into a concession. This was politics in the best traditions of the labour movement but was anathema to Sir Keir Starmer.|
|Document:Labour's next leader has already betrayed the left||blog post||21 February 2020||Jonathan Cook||The next Leader of the Labour Party is already a prisoner to the "institutional antisemitism" narrative. That means their hands are chained not only to support for Israel, but to the reactionary politics in which Israel as a Jewish state makes sense – a worldview that embraces its style of ethnic, chauvinist, militaristic, segregationist politics.|
|Document:Rebecca Long-Bailey Labour leadership campaign marks end of 'project Corbyn'||blog post||20 January 2020||Robert Stevens||Not only does Labour continue to be politically dominated by the Blairites, but should Long-Bailey succeed her mentor then she would do their bidding all down the line. Unity with the Blairite right was the leitmotif of Long-Bailey’s campaign rally.|
- "Leadership and Deputy Leadership election 2020 - Results"
- "Congratulations to @Keir_Starmer, the new Leader of the Labour Party"
- "Congratulations to @Angela Rayner, the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party"
- "Barry Gardiner Preparing To Run For Labour Leader In Shock Late Entry"
- "Labour leadership election: Barry Gardiner's hopes over in 24 hours as he quits race led by Keir Starmer"
- "Labour leadership: Phillips and Nandy secure nominations"
- "Labour leadership: Jess Phillips quits race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn"
- "Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry eliminated from race"
- "Labour leadership: Five candidates through as nominations close"
- "Labour leadership election: the timetable and how the contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn will work"