UK Labour Party Election schedule/timetable Opinion Exit poll Result Candidates 2016, Labour Party (UK) leadership election 2016 Opinion Poll, United Kingdom labour party leadership election candidates debates 2016

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UK Labour Party Leadership Election schedule/timetable Opinion Exit poll Result Candidates 2016, Labour Party (UK) leadership election 2016 Opinion Poll, United Kingdom labour party leadership election candidates debates 2016

The Labour Party (UK) leadership election of 2016 was called when a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party arose following criticism of his allegedly weak support for the Remain campaign in the referendum on membership of the European Union.

The Labour Party LeadershiP election timetable is as follows:

Tuesday 12 January 2016   Members must join the Labour Party on or before this date to vote in the leadership election.
Tuesday 12 July 2016   Timetable agreed.
Thursday 14 July 2016   Timetable published.
Monday 18 July 2016   EPLP and PLP briefing, followed by EPLP and PLP hustings. Registered supporters applications open.
Monday 18 July 2016 (19:00)   EPLP and PLP nominations open.
Wednesday 20 July 2016 (17:00)   EPLP and PLP nominations close and supporting nominations open. Last date to join as registered supporter.
Thursday 21 July 2016 (12:00)   Deadline for validly nominated candidates to consent to nomination.
Friday 22 July 2016   Hustings period opens.
Monday 8 August 2016 (12:00)   Final date for membership arrears to be paid in full. Final date for updated affiliated supporter lists to be renewed.
Monday 15 August 2016 (12:00)   Supporting nominations close.
Monday 22 August 2016   Ballot mailing despatched.
Wednesday 14 September 2016 (12:00)   Last date for electronic ballot reissues.
Friday 16 September 2016   Hustings period closes.
Wednesday 21 September 2016 (12:00)   Ballot closes.
Saturday 24 September 2016   Special conference to announce result (to be scheduled to ensure no clash with Women's Conference).

CANDIDATES:


Jeremy CorbynCorbyn

Born: 26 May 1949 (age 67)

Constituency: MP for Islington North (1983–present)

Most recent position: Leader of the Labour Party;Leader of the Opposition (2015–present)


SmithOwen Smith

Born: 2 May 1970 (age 46)

Constituency: MP for Pontypridd (2010–present)

Most recent position: Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2015–2016)

 

Debates


Date

Programme

Broadcaster

Location

Moderator

Thursday 4 August; 19.00

Choose Labour’s next Prime Minister

The Labour Party

All Nations Centre

Catrin Haf Jones (journalist, ITV Cymru Wales)

Thursday 11 August; 19.00

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Sophy Ridge(Senior Political Correspondent, Sky News)

Wednesday 17 August; 09.00

Victoria Derbyshire

BBC News

Nottingham Trent University

Victoria Derbyshire(presenter,Victoria Derbyshire)

Thursday 18 August; 19.00

Choose Labour’s next Prime Minister

The Labour Party

National Conference Centre

Carl Dinnen (Political Correspondent,ITV News)

Monday 22 August

Debate cancelled 

Channel 4

London, England

N/A

Thursday 25 August; 19.00

Choose Labour’s next Prime Minister

The Labour Party

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Lindsay McIntosh (Scottish Political Editor, The Times)

Thursday 1 September

Debate cancelled 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tuesday 6 September; 19.00

Faith and the Future of Labour

Good Faith Partnership/

The Oasis Centre, Waterloo

Tim Livesey (former adviser toArchbishopWilliams,

Oasis Trust

former Chief of Staff to Ed Miliband)

Thursday 8 September; 21.00

Question Time

BBC One

Queen Elizabeth Hall,Oldham

David Dimbleby(presenter, Question Time)

Wednesday 14 September; TBA

TBA

Sky News

London, England

TBA

Opinion poll

Date Programme Broadcaster Location Moderator
Thursday 4 August; 19.00 Choose Labour’s next Prime Minister The Labour Party All Nations Centre Catrin Haf Jones (journalist, ITV Cymru Wales)
Thursday 11 August; 19.00 Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Sophy Ridge(Senior Political Correspondent, Sky News)
Wednesday 17 August; 09.00 Victoria Derbyshire BBC News Nottingham Trent University Victoria Derbyshire(presenter,Victoria Derbyshire)
Thursday 18 August; 19.00 Choose Labour’s next Prime Minister The Labour Party National Conference Centre Carl Dinnen (Political Correspondent,ITV News)
Monday 22 August Debate cancelled [1] Channel 4 London, England N/A
Thursday 25 August; 19.00 Choose Labour’s next Prime Minister The Labour Party Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Lindsay McIntosh (Scottish Political Editor, The Times)
Thursday 1 September Debate cancelled [2] N/A N/A N/A
Tuesday 6 September; 19.00 Faith and the Future of Labour Good Faith Partnership/ The Oasis Centre, Waterloo Tim Livesey (former adviser toArchbishopWilliams,
Oasis Trust former Chief of Staff to Ed Miliband)
Thursday 8 September; 21.00 Question Time BBC One Queen Elizabeth Hall,Oldham David Dimbleby(presenter, Question Time)
Wednesday 14 September; TBA TBA Sky News London, England TBA
Poll source Date(s) Sample Jeremy Owen Don't Would
administered size Corbyn Smith Know Not Vote
YouGov/The Times 25–29 August 2016 1,236 eligible voters 62% 38%
732 Labour Party members 57% 43%
298 Labour Party registered supporters 74% 26%
206 Labour Party affiliated supporters 62% 38%
BMG Research/London Evening Standard 11–15 August 2016 1,668 British residents 42% 58%
323 Labour 2015 voters 52% 48%
334 current Labour voters 66% 34%
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