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Update on Leadership Election Process


Dear all,

Over the past few days we have had a lot of interest from people keen to join our organisation. Unfortunately, we're still rectifying the membership system, which is still preventing people from signing up. Trust us, we're just as frustrated as you! We'll update you as soon as the system is up and running.

At the same time we wanted to clarify the membership rules for affiliate supporters. We understand that there are many people who are keen to vote for the Leadership election, and we did not want to be in a situation whereby we accept payment for new members only for them to be unable to vote. 

Thursday 12 January is the last date to have joined the Labour Party or an affiliated organisation (Trade Unions, and social societies of which BAME Labour is one) in order to vote in the leadership election. Anyone who joined BAME Labour or the Labour party after this date will not be able to vote.

If you still wish to vote, you may sign up as a registered supporter for £25. Registered supporter applications open on Monday 18 July and close on 20 July 5pm.


The timetable of the Leadership Contest is as follows:

Tuesday 12 Jan - Join the Labour party on or before this date to vote in the Leadership election.

Monday 18 July - Registered supporters applications open

Monday 18 July: 7pm - European Parliamentary Labour Party and Parliamentary Labour Party nominations open

Wednesday 20 July: 5pm - European Parliamentary Labour Party and Parliamentary Labour Party nominations close and supporting nominations open.

Wednesday 20 July: 5pm - Last date to join as registered supporter

Thursday 21 July: Noon - Deadline for validly nominated candidates to consent to nomination

Friday 22 July - Hustings period opens

Monday 8 Aug: Noon - Final date for membership arrears to be paid in full

Monday 15 Aug: Noon - Supporting nominations close

w/c Monday 22 Aug - Ballot mailing dispatched

Wednesday 14 Sept: Noon - Last date for electronic ballot reissues

Friday 16 Sept - Hustings period closes

Wednesday 21 Sept: Noon - Ballot closes

Saturday 24 Sept - Special conference to announce result

We hope that this makes things clear. As we said before, we hope to get the membership system working as soon as possible and will update you as soon as systems are back to normal.



The BAME Labour Team


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commented 2016-07-19 11:24:53 +0100
I joined Labour party after 12th January. Do I have to renounce that membership first before registering myself as 25 pound supporter to be able to vote? Or I just become a supporter, pay 25 pounds and retain the Labour party membership as well?
commented 2016-07-19 00:41:43 +0100
Please can you display the section of the membership application that told people joining on or after 12 January 2016 that they would not be elible to vote in a leadership election and the reason(s) why.
commented 2016-07-18 19:37:11 +0100
Disappointing indeed but where I came from people give their lives for a vote.For those who can afford it, £25 shouldn’t deter us from participating.

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