Labour Party Leadership Election 2020

Candidates for the 2020 Labour Party Leadership Election

15 January 2020

The GMB is looking at taking on board our members' thoughts on who we believe will make the best Leader and Deputy Leader.

The timetable for the above two posts has now been finalised and is a very tight schedule, with trade unions nominating no later than 14th February.

  •  Because of this, we are unable to ballot all GMB members on who they would wish to nominate as we simply couldn’t turn the process around in the time.
  • Instead, there will be a Special CEC Hustings on Tuesday, 21st January, at which candidates for both positions will be in attendance.
  • These are vital elections that will influence the future leadership and direction of the party, so your participation is most welcome

The Labour Party Leadership election: the 5 candidates are as follows.

Keir Starmer - (read more here)

Keir Starmer Labour

Rebecca Long Bailey - (read more here)

Rebecca Long Bailey Labour

Lisa Nandy  - (read more here)

Lisa Nandy Labour

Jess Phillips - (read more here)

Jess Phillips Labour Party

Emily Thornberry - (read more here)

Emily Thornberry Labour

Deputy Leader: The 5 candidates are as follows:

Rosena Allin-Khan - (read more here)

Rosena Allin Khan Labour
Richard Burgon - (read more here)

Richard Burgon Labour
Dawn Butler - (read more here)

Dawn Butler Labour
Ian Murray - (read more here)

Ian Murray Labour
Angela Rayner - (read more here)

Angela Raynor Labour

How will the leadership race unfold?

  • 13th January: Nomination period closes

  • 14th-16th January: Application period for registered supporters

  • 15th January - 14th February: Second stage of nominations from Constituency Labour Parties (CLP) and affiliates, including unions

  • 18th January: The first of seven scheduled hustings takes place in Liverpool

  • 20th January: Freeze date for voting eligibility for new members and affiliated supporters

  • 16th February: The last scheduled hustings will be held in London

  • 21st February: Ballot opens

  • 2nd April: Ballot closes

  • 4th April: Special conference to announce the result

If you wish to share your views can you please email no later than 5pm on Monday the 20th of January 2020.

GMB North West & Irish Region