The 2016 leadership election rules for Labour Party affiliates
The Labour Party has laid out the guidance and the rules for voting in the leadership election including rules for members of affiliates. These are the options for LGBT Labour members on how and if they are entitled to vote in the election.
Please note joining LGBT Labour now will not entitle you to a vote in the leadership election.
The leadership election is now conducted under one member one vote so if you are a member of The Labour Party eligible for a vote you will not be able to gain a second vote as an LGBT Labour member.
LGBT Labour members who are also members of The Labour Party.
- If you joined the Labour Party on or before 12th January 2016 you will receive a vote as a Labour Party member. You do not need to register.
- If you joined The Labour Party after the 12th January 2016 you will not get a vote as a Party member; but if you joined LGBT Labour on or before 12th January 2016 you can register as an ‘affiliated supporter’ and get a vote as a member of LGBT Labour.
- If you joined The Labour Party and LGBT Labour after 12th January 2016 you are not entitled to a vote as either a party member or as an affiliated supporter. You will have to pay to become a ‘registered supporter’ (see below).
LGBT Labour members who are not members of The Labour Party
- If you joined LGBT Labour on or before 12th January 2016 you can register for a vote as an ‘affiliated supporter’.
- If you joined LGBT Labour after 12th January 2016 you cannot register as an ‘affiliated supporter’. To vote you would need to register as a ‘registered supporter’ (see below).
For members of LGBT Labour who joined before or on 12th January 2016 and who are not members of The Labour Party or joined after the deadline.
To register as an 'affiliated supporter' follow this link
Registration will be open from 5pm Monday 18th July to 5pm Wednesday 20th July.
For anyone wishing to take part in the leadership election who is not eligible for a vote as a member of affiliate.
To register as a ‘registered supporter’ follow this link
Please note there is a £25 charge
Registration will be open from 5pm Monday 18th July to 5pm Wednesday 20th July
You can see more information at www.labour.org.uk/pages/labour-party-leadership-election-2016
Please note these are the election rules of The Labour Party as agreed by the Labour National Executive Committee. LGBT Labour is an affiliated organisation and we are required to abide by Labour Party rules. If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org