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August 11, 2016

Labour party uk members win right to vote in leadership contest

Labour Party UK members win right to vote in leadership contest

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On Monday morning the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled the UK Labour Party‘s National Executive Committee (NEC) has no right to bar the — reportedly — around 130,000 members who joined the party after January 12 from voting in the party’s leadership election this month.

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This comes after an NEC decision last month that people who had not been members for six months at the time of the leadership election would have to pay a £25 registration fee to vote. The case was instigated by five people who were told even though they belonged to the party the new rules meant they weren’t eligible to vote in this leadership election; they argued the decision to exclude them from the election was against labour party rules and a breach of contract. They have since announced they will appeal the ruling, despite Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell urging them not to.

The leadership contest is between incumbent leader Jeremy Corbyn, who lost a vote of no confidence motion within the parliamentary wing of his party 172–40, and MP (Member of Parliament) Owen Smith. Both candidates have been running campaigns to encourage more people to join the party and vote for them.


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July 20, 2016

Angela Eagle drops out of UK labour leadership contest

Angela Eagle drops out of UK labour leadership contest

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Yesterday, former UK shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle announced her withdrawal from the Labour Party leadership contest after losing to ex-Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith in an informal contest for support of MPs (Members of Parliament) in opposition to current leader Jeremy Corbyn in the contest. She says she will support Smith with all her “enthusiasm and might”.

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Ms. Eagle and Mr. Smith agreed whichever got the least nominations from MPs and MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) would drop out of the leadership race.

This comes after MPs’ criticism of Corbyn’s performance in the recent “Brexit” referendum — which passed despite Labour opposition — displayed in a recent vote of no-confidence in Corbyn’s leadership capability, which received a no-confidence majority of over eighty percent.

Owen Smith supports policies such as reintroducing the 50 percent top tax rate, a £200 billion investment plan, and a referendum on any deal on leaving the EU. He has also criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity message as lacking substance. He said “it is not enough to just be anti-austerity, we need a concrete plan for prosperity”.



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July 13, 2016

Corbyn to be included on leadership election Ballot

Corbyn to be included on leadership election Ballot

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On Tuesday the Labour party governing body, the NEC, decided that current leader Jeremy Corbyn would be on the ballot paper in the party`s leadership election without him needing the support of 51 MPs and MEPs. Speaking outside the meeting Corbyn said that he was “delighted”. In a separate decision the NEC has stated that all those who joined the party after January 2016 will have to pay £25 in order to vote in the leadership election, and today ex-work and pensions secretary Owen Smith has announced that he is standing for the labour party leadership.

NEC decides that Corbyn is to be included on leadership Ballot[]

The NEC came to a decision yesterday concerning the interpritation of the Labour party rules. “Where there is no vacancy, nominations may be sought by potential challengers”, the contention was over whether Corbyn himself was to be counted as a challenger. Jeremy Corbyn said that he had legal advice saying that he would not need the nominations where as rebel MPs said that they had legal advice to the contrary. The NEC decided by secret ballot that Jeremy was right, voting 18-14 in Corbyn`s favour.

Owen Smith anounces leadership bid[]

Ex-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith

Yesterday Owen Smith announced that he is running for the leadership of the Labour party saying that he had “lost faith” in Mr.Corbyn`s ability to lead the party, he says that he can “heal it” and that there are elements from both the left and right wings of the party that want to split the Labour party. He is yet to receive the support of 51 MPs and MEPS that as a challenger he needs to appear on the ballot. He has stated that had he been an mp at the time he would have voted against the Iraq war, unlike leadership rival Angela Eagle who voted in favour and that he supports the renewal of the nuclear submarine program trident, putting himself at odds with incumbent leader Jeremy Corbyn.



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Corbyn to be included on UK Labour leadership election Ballot

Corbyn to be included on UK Labour leadership election ballot

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On Tuesday, the Labour Party governing body and the National Executive Committee (NEC) decided that current leader Jeremy Corbyn would be included in the party’s leadership election without requiring the support of 51 MPs and MEPs. Speaking outside the meeting, Corbyn said that he was “delighted”. In a separate decision, the NEC has stated that all who joined the party after January 2016 will be required to pay £25 in order to vote in the leadership election. On Wednesday, ex-work and pensions secretary Owen Smith announced his standing for the Labour Party leadership.

NEC decides Corbyn is to be included on leadership Ballot[]

The NEC came to a decision yesterday concerning the interpretation of the Labour party rules. “Where there is no vacancy, nominations may be sought by potential challengers,” the contention was over whether Corbyn himself was to be counted as a challenger. Jeremy Corbyn stated that he had been provided legal advice regarding the nomination requirement whereas rival MPs said they had received legal advice to the contrary. The NEC decided by secret ballot that Jeremy was correct in his statement, voting 18–14 in Corbyn’s favour.

Owen Smith announces leadership bid[]

Ex-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith

On Wednesday, Owen Smith announced his campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party saying that he had “lost faith” in Corbyn’s ability as a leader of the party, saying he can “heal it” and that there are elements from both the left and right wings of the party that favor the split of the Labour Party. He has yet to receive the support of 51 MPs and MEPs in order to appear on the ballot. He expressed that had he been an MP at the time he would have voted against the Iraqi war, unlike leadership rival Angela Eagle who voted in favour, and his support the renewal of the nuclear submarine program trident, putting himself at odds with incumbent leader Corbyn.



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July 11, 2016

Theresa May to become UK Prime Minister as opposition begins leadership election

Theresa May to become UK Prime Minister as opposition begins leadership election

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Today the Conservative Party, the current governing party of the United Kingdom (UK), announced Theresa May would become the new party leader following the decision by her leadership rival Andrea Leadsom to withdraw from the contest. This announcement was made on the same day it was confirmed a leadership contest has been formally triggered within the UK Labour Party, the official opposition, after Angela Eagle gathered the needed support to challenge Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party.

Theresa May to become leader of the Conservative Party[]

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Following the withdrawal of Mrs Leadsom from the Conservative Party leadership election, Party official George Brady said he was expecting to appoint Mrs May as the new party leader. Mrs May, the current home secretary, would succeed David Cameron in this role, and it is expected she will also succeed him as Prime Minister.

Mrs Leadsom described a leadership election as “highly undesirable” for the country as she announced her decision to withdraw. She also said she felt she had insufficient support to win a leadership election.

Mr Cameron originally announced his intention to resign following the UK EU referendum, and has now said he intends to offer his resignation following Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Labour Party to hold leadership election[]

The Labour Party confirmed a leadership election had been officially triggered. Mrs Eagle has announced her candidacy, and it is understood she has the level of support from Labour Members of Parliament to add her name to the ballot.

Mrs Eagle was one of many members of Mr Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet to resign following the EU Referendum. She today said Mr Corbyn “is unable to provide the leadership” needed as she launched her leadership bid.

It is unclear if Mr Corbyn’s name will be automatically be added to the ballot as the current incumbent. A decision by the party’s executive committee is reportedly to be made tomorrow to decide on the matter.



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June 28, 2016

UK Labour MP\’s pass motion of no-confidence in leader

UK Labour MP’s pass motion of no-confidence in leader

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Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Labour Party, a political party in the United Kingdom (UK), have today voted in favour of a no-confidence motion towards their leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

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The vote follows over 20 members of the Shadow cabinet resigning blaming Mr Corbyn’s performance leading up to the last Thursday’s referendum on the UK’s membership on the European Union (EU). The Labour party had campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU.

During the vote 172 Labour MP’s voted in favour of the motion, while 40 voted against it. Four ballots were spoilt, and 13 MP’s chose not to vote.

Following the vote, Mr Corbyn refused to resign, saying that he was elected leader by “60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning”. He also stated the vote was not binding.

After the referendum last Thursday the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, also announced his intention to resign before October.



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UK Labour MPs pass motion of no-confidence in leader

UK Labour MPs pass motion of no-confidence in leader

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Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Labour Party, a political party in the United Kingdom (UK), have today voted in favour of a no-confidence motion towards their leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn April 2016

The vote follows over 20 members of the Shadow cabinet resigning blaming Mr Corbyn’s performance leading up to last Thursday’s referendum on the UK’s membership on the European Union (EU). The Labour party had campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU.

During the vote 172 Labour MPs voted in favour of the motion, while 40 voted against it. Four ballots were spoilt, and thirteen MPs chose not to vote.

Following the vote, Mr Corbyn refused to resign, saying he was elected leader “by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning.” He also stated the vote was not binding.

After the referendum last Thursday the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, also announced his intention to resign by October.



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UK Labour MPs pass motion of no-confidence in leader Corbyn

UK Labour MPs pass motion of no-confidence in leader Corbyn

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Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Labour Party, a political party in the United Kingdom (UK), have today voted in favour of a no-confidence motion towards their leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn April 2016
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The vote follows over 20 members of the Shadow cabinet resigning blaming Mr Corbyn’s performance leading up to last Thursday’s referendum on the UK’s membership on the European Union (EU). The Labour party had campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU.

During the vote 172 Labour MPs voted in favour of the motion, while 40 voted against it. Four ballots were spoilt, and thirteen MPs chose not to vote.

Following the vote, Mr Corbyn refused to resign, saying he was elected leader “by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning.” He also stated the vote was not binding.

After the referendum last Thursday the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, also announced his intention to resign by October.



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